Recently, regional human trafficking task forces, nonprofit organizations fighting human trafficking, and members of the Montana Beer & Wine Distributors Association interviewed the candidates for Montana Attorney General.
I am a United States Air Force Veteran and continue to serve my country protecting our public lands. I was horrified to learn that Austin Knudsen, who is running for Attorney General, is preventing access to a Veteran’s Park in his hometown of Culbertson.
Democratic attorney general candidate Raph Graybill on Tuesday condemned campaign contributions made to his Republican opponent from a tobacco company's political action committee, calling the connection a conflict of interest if Austin Knudsen were to win the office and inherit a lawsuit against tobacco companies.
The Democratic candidate for attorney general said the state’s next top cop needs to focus more on addiction and mental health services as an inroad to crime, while his Republican opponent said that’s not the right starting point.
Raph Graybill comes to the Attorney General as the only candidate who served as a law enforcement officer as a member of the NYPD. In private practice he represented inventors and entrepreneurs harmed by unfair business practices by multinational corporations and banks.
Public lands are about our values as Montanans, about family. Growing up in Great Falls, my father taught me to fish on public lands in the Little Belt Mountains. I want to someday take my young daughter to the same place my father took me.
Democratic attorney general candidate Raph Graybill said the difference between him and his opponent, Republican Roosevelt County Attorney and former Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen, could be the difference between having access to medical care in places like Havre and Chinook.
Since the June primary, both attorney general candidates have been adjusting to campaigning during COVID-19 with limited audiences, but both candidates say their stances on campaign issues have not changed.
Beyond the contrast in policy and plans, the candidates to be Montana's next attorney general offer broadly divergent views on the job description for the position they're running to fill this November.
Seldom are choices between candidates so different. Raph Graybill, fifth generation Montanan, served as chief legal counsel to Gov. Bullock, clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals and successfully fought against dark money in Montana politics, believes it’s the job of attorney general to fiercely and proactively fight for the interest of all Montanans regardless of party affiliation.
Raph Graybill’s platform on public lands focuses on protecting access for all Montanans. As Attorney General, Graybill will fight against illegal barriers that restrict access to our public lands. He’s committed to making sure that we can continue to recreate, fish, hunt, and explore on the land that we all own.
I support Raph Graybill to be Montana’s next Attorney General. Why? Because he is the best qualified candidate. The Attorney General serves as chief lawyer and law enforcement officer for the state. Graybill has work experience as both an attorney and a police officer. His opponent Austin Knudsen does not.
Career politician Austin Knudsen has been traveling Montana campaigning on one dangerous idea: defunding the Montana Department of Justice. It’s an extreme idea — regardless of political party — and will make Montana less prosperous and less safe.
Montana’s mask mandate is now just over a month old. While public health experts and studies say masks are key to slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, some people are pushing-back against the rule. Candidates for governor and attorney general also have opposing views on the role of state government during the pandemic.
As an afternoon thunderstorm rolled into Bozeman, Raph Graybill spoke to a small group of supporters this week at Story Mill Community Park about how he would protect public lands if elected as Montana’s attorney general.
Dedicating a state attorney to handle public land access disputes — fights that often require privately paid lawyers working on the public’s behalf — would benefit Montana, the Democratic candidate for attorney general said Wednesday.
Democratic candidate for Montana Attorney General Raph Graybill unveiled a plan for public lands should he win the seat in November. His campaign says the plan will protect Montana’s public lands from attack by the federal government and out-of-state special interests.
One day four years ago my shoulder seized up. I suddenly could not throw a softball fifteen yards. For the next few years, the sporadic and sometimes debilitating inflammation I suffered went undiagnosed. A year ago, I started taking a drug called Humira. It gave me my life back — to me it is priceless. But it should not be.
I know a thing or two about Democratic politics and I know what makes a good Attorney General. You’ve got to be an independent watchdog, with a distaste for political nonsense and the guts to take on the big fights for Montana.
Democrat Raph Graybill visited Wolf Point’s Sherman Inn Sunday, Feb. 16. The candidate for attorney general has pledged to back Montanans on health care prices, in the fight against methamphetamine and for clean, open government.