Today, a group of citizens drafted an open letter to former Governor Brian Schweitzer asking him to reconsider a Senate run. It’s at MontanaWantsBrian.com, and they’re asking other Montanans to sign.
Here is the letter in full:
News reports are saying that you won’t run because Washington elites and political insiders don’t want you to.
Washington elites and political insiders don’t know what’s best for Montana. We know what’s best for Montana.
Montanans need you to run for Senate and fight for everyday people against powerful interests. That’s why many of us volunteered our time to draft you to run these past few months. Please, for our state and for your potential impact on our nation, we are asking you to reconsider and run for Senate.Darla Slather, Stevensville, MTMick Harsell, Missoula, MTBrad Dusenbery, Missoula, MTTom Goyette, Butte, MTPat Simmons, Bozeman, MTJackie Pepin, Billings, MTJoan Vetter Ehrenberg, Whitefish, MT
Carol Mick, Billings, MTJeff Langan, Missoula, MTetc
That such a petition exists is a testament to how much Montanans appreciated having someone who was willing to stand up against the right-wing crazies–who was willing to do things differently to help people and make Montana a better place to live.