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Gianforte wants to bring CEO skills to bear on MT Governor’s Office

Posted: 9:18 AM, Jul 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-10 11:20:26-04

MISSOULA – Congressman Greg Gianforte says he’s “enjoyed” his time working in Washington, DC but he believes it’s time to bring his business experience to Helena instead.

Gianforte entered the GOP race to become Montana’s next governor last month, surprising some who had expected him to seek re-election to the House.

But he told our Justine Stewart on Montana This Morning he carefully considered the change in direction, believing his business background is needed here at home…

“The Governor’s Office has been in single party tule for 16-years. And a lot of the work that the Legislature does, pro-business legislation, ends up in the trash can in the Governor’s Office,” Gianforte said.

“In fact, our current Governor has been bragging about how many bills he’s vetoed. I’d like to work with the Legislature, on a bipartisan basis, to help Montana prosper,” he added.

“Well, I’ve enjoyed Congress and we’ve gotten a lot done. I am a chief executive. That’s what I’ve done my entire career. And I think the state needs a CEO,” Gianforte said when asked if he felt he might be a better fit for state government instead of Congress.

Gianforte maintains he’s the only candidate in the GOP Primary next year that has business experience, and he wants to help use that background to help Montana’s “potential.”

Watch the full interview from Montana This Morning below.