What Montanans Need to know

9/3/20: The race for Montana Attorney General is incredibly close.

Before October 9, independent voters and Republican women need to know:

 

Austin Knudsen says the whole reason he’s running for Attorney General is to join an extremist lawsuit to kill the Affordable Care Act and rip away our healthcare, which would be a disaster for Montana. It’s irresponsible and wrong in the middle of a pandemic.

 

Proof Points

  • Over 400,000 Montanans with pre-existing conditions could see insurance companies deny them life-saving medical care.

  • Montanans would lose rural hospitals and mental healthcare.

  • Montana would lose 10,000 jobs and billions in our economy.

  • Raph Graybill knows that Montanans can’t afford to lose their healthcare during a pandemic.

  • As Attorney General, Graybill will end the extremist, partisan lawsuit that would kill our healthcare law and he will end prescription drug price gouging, to keep Montanans healthy and safe. And he will protect Montanans with pre-existing conditions.

 

In Montana, protecting public lands is a bipartisan issue. Knudsen is one of the only Republicans in Montana who openly supports selling and privatizing public lands.

 

Proof Points

  • Knudsen voted to gut Montana’s famous stream access law. 

  • Knudsen is suing a group of veterans in his hometown, blocking them from accessing their own public park.

  • Raph Graybill is an active angler and gun owner. He understands the threat shrinking public lands pose to our communities, who hunt and fish as a way of life.

  • Dark money special interests from out of state are trying to put gates on our public streams and forests. That’s why Graybill has fought to defend access to our public lands before the state supreme court – and won.

 

Austin Knudsen has extreme views and is out of step with Republicans.

 

Proof Points 

  • Knudsen has made sexist comments towards female elected officials, telling them to mind their “skirt lengths and necklines.”

  • Knudsen prevented an equal pay law from passing, and is in favor of letting insurance companies discriminate against women.

  • Knudsen holds public rallies with militia sympathizers in the middle of a pandemic.

  • Knudsen promises to defund the Department of Justice and cut law enforcement like Highway Patrol, major crime agents, and the Crime Lab, which tests rape kits.

  • Knudsen also supports killing access to mental health and treatment services, which law enforcement officials agree would make Montana less safe. His extremism is bad for public safety.

 

Independent voters and Republican women need to know:

 

Raph Graybill is a 5th generation Montanan who will be an independent watchdog for our rights. As Attorney General, Graybill will protect our healthcare, stop insurance corporations from price gouging us on prescription drugs, and keep public lands in public hands.

 

Proof Points

  • Graybill is the only candidate with a plan to hold prescription drug corporations accountable for illegally gouging prices.

  • Graybill, unlike his opponent, refuses to accept any political donations from big drug corporations or insurance companies.

  • As Attorney General, Graybill will end the extremist, partisan lawsuit that will kill our healthcare law and he will end prescription drug price gouging, to keep Montanans healthy and safe. And he will protect Montanans with pre-existing conditions.

  • Raph Graybill is an active angler and gun owner. He understands the threat shrinking public lands pose to our communities, who hunt and fish as a way of life.

  • Dark money special interests from out of state are trying to put gates on our public streams and forests. That’s why Graybill has fought to defend access to our public lands before the state supreme court – and won.

Paid for by Friends of Raph Graybill, PO Box 2728, Great Falls, MT 59403. Democrat.

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