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Hundreds join congressional candidate Quist for public lands rally

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Quist was joined by hundreds in Missoula's Caras Park to rally in favor of protecting public access to public lands. (Eric Clements photo) Quist was joined by hundreds in Missoula's Caras Park to rally in favor of protecting public access to public lands. (Eric Clements photo)
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Montana's Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives Rob Quist was in Missoula Wednesday afternoon to rally supporters in favor of protecting public access to public lands.

"We must unify,” said Quist. “We must stand up and hold our leaders accountable. And when you cannot stand, I will stand for you, and when you feel as if your voices are being drowned out by critics and bullies, I will stand behind the microphone and make sure your voices are heard in Washington DC. Stand with me, Montana, and I will stand up for you."

Hundreds of Quist supporters gathered in Missoula's Caras Park to hear the cowboy-poet-turned-congressional-candidate speak. 

Quist pressed on the importance of keeping public lands open to public access. The Democrat called into question his opponent Greg Gianforte's commitment to Montana, accusing the New Jersey native of trying to buy the governor's race last November. 

Quist supporters say his election would send a clear message to Washington DC that Montana does not approve with how the administration is running.

"I want Montana to send a message that we don't believe in the stuff that's going on, and while we might have supported Trump, we don't any longer. And we want a real Montanan in there, in Washington,” said Quist supporter Barbara Parker.

The special election for Montana’s at-large House district will be held on May 25.

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