MONTANA (May 20, 2017) — So many people RSVP’d to see Bernie Sanders and Congressional candidate Rob Quist at campaign rallies on Saturday that new venues had to be booked to accommodate the large crowds.
On Wednesday, Quist’s team announced the first rally in Missoula was moved “due to overwhelming excitement for Rob!”
— Rob Quist (@RobQuistforMT) May 17, 2017
Another evening rally in Billings also had to be relocated due to high expected turnout.
— Billings Gazette (@billingsgazette) May 18, 2017
— Rob Quist (@RobQuistforMT) May 18, 2017
All in all, Sanders and Quist will appear in 4 rallies over two days this weekend. A special election is set for May 25th to replace Ryan Zinke, who joined the Trump administration.
— Kelly Kortum (@KellyKortum) May 12, 2017
Unfortunately, Tom Perez and the DNC have done absolutely nothing to help Quist win his race, publicly refusing to support or contribute to the Democratic candidate. (Democrats apparently failed to learn their lesson from James Thompson’s near win in Kansas.)
Quist took the snubbing in stride, however.
When Tom Perez offered to travel to Montana lieu of financial assistance from the DNC, the progressive folk singer politely declined.
— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) April 29, 2017
In stark contrast, Quist welcomed Bernie Sanders to the Big Sky State with open arms, saying “I’m excited that Bernie Sanders recognizes our grassroots campaign has the best chance in decades to take back Montana’s U.S. House seat for the rest of us.”