The letter was sent Friday to Lee Montana Newspapers and included 111 names of nurses, doctors, caregivers and public health professionals.It criticized Gianforte, the state’s current U.S. House representative, for three instances.First, he appeared at a Lewis and Clark County event Oct. 3 that the health department said violated COVID-19 restrictions. Citations were expected.Second, he arrived at an Oct. 6 gubernatorial event without a face mask. The letter cited a Twitter video from Caroline Harding, who posted beneath the video a request for donations to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Cooney. Cooney is the current lieutenant governor.Third, at a recent campaign event in Helena he quipped that, when asked at a separate event if he was shaking hands, he said he’d hug the man if he wanted.
Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney is seeking to replace term-limited Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock, who is running for Senate.
Cooney has decades of experience in Montana's political sphere, previously serving as state senator, legislator and secretary of state. He has been lieutenant governor since 2016.
The lifelong Montanan has made affordable healthcare a top priority of his campaign, hinging off of the coronavirus pandemic. Cooney pledges to lower the cost of prescription drugs and continue expanding access to Medicaid should he win.
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