(WHITEFISH, MT) November 9, 2016 – This evening, Ryan Zinke won a decisive victory for his second term as Montana’s sole member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Zinke defeated democrat Denise Juneau by 17 points, 57-40.
“I’m humbled by the continued support of the people of Montana,” said Ryan Zinke. “This election year was particularly negative on a national scale. Neighbors pitted against each other, lifelong friends no longer speak to one another. Rather than remember what we have in common, we are focusing on what divides us. It’s time for a change. This is not a republican or democrat issue, it’s an American issue. We all have a stake in this and need to move together as one nation to right the course.”
Zinke continued, “I spent the past two years working hard in the House to advance important legislation to rebuild our infrastructure, conserve our public land, deliver tax cuts for families, tribes and small businesses, and get our economy going again. But there’s still more work to be done. I look forward to working with our new president and new members of Congress to make a brighter future for our children and grandchildren.”
U.S. Senator Steve Daines weighed in on the election results: “Tonight, Montanans spoke loud and clear Ryan Zinke is the leader they want to fight for our values in Congress. Just as he faithfully served our country for 23 years as a U.S. Navy Seal, I know Congressman Zinke will continue to do the same on our behalf. From fighting to protecting coal jobs, to pushing back on extreme Federal overreach and regulation, to protecting our public lands and ensuring our veterans receive the benefits they deserve, Ryan Zinke has been an invaluable partner and I look forward to continuing to work with him in Congress.”