Candidate for Montana Senate, storage mogul, and California resident Troy Downing gleefully announced today that his campaign will be chaired by a fellow Californian! Santa Barbara’s own Lolita Zinke will serve as campaign chair for Mr. Downing’s campaign.
If you put these two together you might have a full Montanan! Or at least a Bozemanite–HIYOOOOOOOOOO.
Downing tweeted the news that Mrs. Zinke would be chairing his campaign and Mrs. Zinke retweeted the announcement declaring she was “honored and excited” to try and help elect California’s 3rd Senator.
A tipster sent along a few of Mrs. Zinke’s tweets in order to hopefully provide a crystal ball for how she will run Downing’s campaign.
Here at the Cowgirl blog we are very excited for the direction Mrs. Zinke wants to take the Downing campaign:
With Mr. Downing’s support of DACA we can finally put to bed the xenophobic, anti-immigrant, and divisive rhetoric we’ve seen many Republican candidates use in the past. I hope Mr. Downing and his campaign chair will call out his opponents for any extreme rhetoric moving forward.
Also, I am sure the nearly 200,000 Californians protected by DACA appreciate their Montana transplants standing up for them.
I thought I’d seen it all when Matt Rosendale shot down that drone years ago, but a pro-DACA Republican in the Montana Republican primary might take the cake.
In this five way primary for the GOP nomination it is important for these candidates to start separating themselves.
Looking out for the priorities of California will certainly distinguish Mr. Downing from his adversaries.
I wonder what Mr. Downing’s opponents think of his pro-DACA chairwoman.