After Jon Ossoff’s robust displaying within the Atlanta suburbs Tuesday evening, Democrats are hoping to make inroads in a really completely different a part of crimson America — with a really completely different candidate.
Whereas Ossoff offered himself as a principled, business-friendly technocrat to the prosperous denizens of “Paneraland,” country-folk singing “Berniecrat” Rob Quist hopes to deliver populism again to the Montana prairie. Quist has championed common well being care, trashed the GOP’s health-care invoice as “one other tax minimize for the wealthy,” and painted his Republican rival for Montana’s solely Home seat, Greg Gianforte, as “a millionaire from New Jersey.” (Gianforte has lived in Bozeman for 24 years). This message has confirmed efficient sufficient to earn the arrogance of the Democratic Congressional Marketing campaign Committee, which made a six-figure funding within the Might 25 particular election this week.
However whereas Quist’s populist appeals on well being care and Social Safety have gotten some traction, he could have run afoul of the citizens on a much more urgent matter: In January, Quist advised he can be open to making a nationwide registry for computerized weapons.
Gianforte and the NRA seized on that comment and have been warning the nice folks of Montana that Quist desires to place the names of each handgun proprietor within the state right into a “massive authorities laptop,” presumably so Nancy Pelosi is aware of the place to direct the U.N.’s jackbooted thugs.
In response, Quist determined to show, as soon as and for all, that he helps the correct to bear arms —…