You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide: Greg Gianforte Dodges Questions About His Stance on Public Land Access
In Montana Wildlife Survey, Nearly Every Other Gubernatorial Candidate Pledges Support For Public Lands
If there’s one thing that unites Montanans, it’s their shared love of public land access – regardless of political affiliation. But GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte just doesn’t get it (maybe it’s because New Jersey Greg is more focused on building his fortune).
As the next step in his years-long crusade against public land access, Gianforte refused to respond to an inquiry from the Montana Wildlife Fund on his public lands stance.
Gianforte can dodge questions all he wants, but we already know the answer – he doesn’t share Montanans’ values. Gianforte:
- Bought up large tracts of land and then sued to block public access to a popular local fishing spot;
- Chose a running mate that also opposes public access;
- Introduced two bills in Congress that would “strip protections from cherished public lands”;
- Opposed fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a position so out-of-touch, even Senator Steve Daines and President Trump don’t support it;
- And tried to discredit the results of the 2018 University of Montana public lands survey.
“Montanans from both sides of the aisle value their public lands – and even after his loss in 2016, New Jersey Millionaire Greg Gianforte doesn’t seem to get it,” said DGA National Press Secretary Jerusalem Demsas. “Gianforte can keep dodging questions on public land access, but his actions have already shown he won’t support measures to protect and preserve the Last Best Place. Come November, Montanans won’t elect someone as governor whose values are at odds with theirs.”