John Driscoll is a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House seat now held by Steve Daines. Here is his campaign statement.
I love Montana and care for the future of our nation’s representative government. So, while not accepting campaign contributions, I will again explore the possibility of serving in the United States House of Representatives. If you nominate me, I’ll accept general election campaign contributions to communicate positively about the challenges of our time.
It would be good if candidates for nomination by any political party were invited to gather at round tables, moderated by news media. We could gain experience and insight from each other, and fellow Montanans, as they assess our demeanors. Listening will move us past polarization paralyzing Congress.
Montanans still pledge their allegiance to our flag and to our Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Taken as individuals, I believe most Montana Republicans, including Jeanette Rankin, along with leaders like Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln and Dwight Eisenhower, would fit nicely into the Montana Democratic Party.
If elected I intend to ask my fellow Democrats to change our party’s name to the Democratic Republican Party, the party of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe, dedicated to preserving our priceless experiment in representative government against assault in their day by the minions of aristocratic wealth.
Regardless of your political party, I’ll be grateful for your vote in the primary and general elections. My nomination and election depend entirely upon you.