Rob Quist spoke to a crowd of about 100 on Thursday afternoon about growing up across the river from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, his time at UM and his ongoing congressional campaign.
“Coming to the University of Montana changed my life forever,” Quist said to the students gathered around the Grizzly Bear statue.
Protecting Montana’s public lands was Quist’s main talking point at the Thursday rally. Both he and Gianforte have spoken out against transferring public lands out of federal control.
He also included his stance on protecting funding for programs on Native American reservations, standing up for special interest groups while in Congress and stopping tax breaks for the rich. Some of his ideas echo former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who has announced that he’ll be campaigning for Quist in Montana.
Student loans was another issue Quist brought up. He said that the average student graduates with $37,000 in debt and he believes that is “fundamentally wrong.”
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