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Keogh can make progress across aisle

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 

Keogh can make progress across aisle
Denver Henderson, Missoulian Letter to the Editor

In Missoula we’re fortunate to have a wealth of community leaders. The downside is that sometimes we are forced to make tough choices, like the current race for House District 91. I have no doubt that any of the candidates would do a fine job, nor that there would be much difference in their voting records. What sets Connie Keogh apart is that she knows how to work on the other side of the aisle.

The reality is that Republicans will likely control the Legislature, and committees will be stacked in conservatives’ favor. Democrats will need to work skillfully to make progress on issues we care about as a community.

While Keogh has lived in Missoula for several years, she grew up on a small ranch in eastern Montana where her family raised cattle for three generations. That’s a background that conservatives can understand, and maybe there’s enough common ground to find solutions on issues that are important to both small towns and larger cities.

I know we can count on Connie Keogh to stand up for us on the House floor and work every day in committee to make progress where possible. That’s why Connie Keogh has my support.