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Hello Patriots!

In an effort to help those of our Montana subscribers as they head for the polls on June 7th or as they complete their absentee ballots, Last Chance Patriots has gathered candidate recommendations from around the state. These recommendations have been prepared by organizations that we believe are committed to electing conservative, constitutionally-adherent, common-sense candidates. As you scroll through the newsletter you can click on the organization's logo to see their recommendations.

Because our readers represent all areas of the state, Last Chance Patriots chooses not to endorse candidates in local races, but rather give you the recommendations or endorsements of trusted groups that have had the time to dedicate to vetting local candidates. However, we are strongly endorsing Al Olszewski for the new congressional seat in HD 1. This race is critical, not only for Montana but for the entire country because it will play an important role in determining whether the Republicans can recover the majority in the US House of Representatives. Please read our analysis of this important race elsewhere in the newsletter.

The main thing to remember in this Primary election is that every vote is important in a Primary because we must assure that only the very best candidates move on to the General election. Please don’t dismiss this election as not as important as the General. Step up to the plate and cast a vote for a candidate that you believe in or you might not find your choice on the ballot in November. 

Also, as individual voters, we must be on the lookout for malfeasance and report anything that seems suspicious to election authorities. Our election process is under siege and we must all be on guard against tampering of any sort.

Last Chance Patriots,

by Linda Sauer
Vote In Montana
"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering
his vote ... that he is executing one of the most solemn
trusts in human society for which he is accountable
to God and his country".
Samuel Adams

Montana Free Press
Statewide Voting Guide
"If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled
men in office, the government will soon be corrupted.
If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine commands, and elect bad men to make
and administer the laws".
Noah Webster

iVoter Guide Montana
"The Americans are the first people whom Heaven has favored with an opportunity of deliberating upon and choosing the forms of government under which they should live."
John Jay

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."
Thomas Jefferson

Helena Independent Record Local Voting Guide
"We electors have an important constitutional
power placed in our hands; we have a check upon
two branches of the legislature".
John Adams

Big Sky Worldview Forum Voters Guide

“The ignorance of one voter in a Democracy
impairs the security of all.”
President John F. Kennedy

Montana Family Foundation Legislative Scorecard
MSSA Endorsements

Top 10 Reasons
to Vote for Al Olzewski
  1. Dr.O is a highly principled individual who cannot be corrupted by Washington.
  2. Dr.O has solid state-level legislative experience and he has demonstrated that he cannot be swayed from his principles of integrity and conservatism.
  3. Dr.O does not compromise his values: God, country, and family.
  4. Dr.O would not enter Congress with any baggage; he would arrive with a clean slate and a commitment to serve his fellow Montanans and all Americans.
  5. Dr.O would be skeptical and resistant to lobbying influences.
  6. Dr.O is his own man and, while open to effective, worthwhile compromise, he would not be open to bribery or coercion.
  7. Dr.O is not vulnerable to attacks upon his character or his track record as a state legislator, putting him in a strong position to defeat his opponent in the general election.
  8. While proud of his Montana roots, Dr.O is unlikely to ride a horse up the steps of the Capitol.
  9. Dr.O is a humble person, unaccustomed to blowing his own horn and he is not self-serving.
"The power under the Constitution will always
be in the people. It is entrusted for certain defined
purposes and for a certain limited period,
to representatives of their choosing, and
whenever it is executed contrary to their interest,
or not agreeable to their wishes, their servants can
and undoubtedly will be recalled."
George Washington

Al Olszewski Endorsement   
Last Chance Patriots strongly endorse Al Olszewski for US HD 1. Dr. Al needs to win this primary because he can beat any Democrat in November. Dr. Al has no baggage to make him vulnerable to attacks from the Democrats.

Ryan Zinke is already being targeted by the Democrats for his California residency, for his failure to perform when Montana sent him to Congress last time, and for the questionable reasons that he resigned from his position as Interior Secretary. Don’t be fooled by President Trump’s endorsement of Zinke; it likely has more to do with Zinke’s friendship with Donald Trump, Jr. than with Trump’s gratitude for the stellar job he did in his short-lived position as Interior Secretary.

Choose wisely, Montana Republicans, because we need this seat to be aligned with Matt Rosendale, not at odds with him.
Flathead Freedom Voting Guide
Make Sure We Work Together

Only the candidates that have been fully vetted and approved by the Lake County Republican Central Committee are listed below! In a few cases, the vetting committee has narrowed the selection down but is leaving the choice to the voters. 

The LCRCC vetting committee has not vetted the candidates that are running unopposed on your ballots except for the State Senate and House District Candidates. The LCRCC does not have an opinion on the ballot issues.

  • Federal Election: US Congress 1st Congressional District (vote for one)
  1. Al “Doc” Olszewski
  2. Ryan Zinke

  • State Election: Public Service Commissioner (vote for one)
  1. Derek Skees
  2. Ann Bukacek

  • State Senate – vote for the local candidate
  1. Senate District #5 Mark Noland
  2. Senate District #8 Rick Jennison

  • State House Districts – vote for local candidates
  1. House District #10 Bob Keenan
  2. House District #12 Linda Reksten
  3. House District #15 Betsy Johnson
  4. House District #93 Joe Read

  • Lake County Election: Commissioners – No Recommendations

  • Lake County Sheriff – No Recommendations

  • Supreme Court Justice #1 – No Recommendations

  • Supreme Court Justice #2 - James Brown

  • Non-Partisan – County Justice of the Peace – vote for one
  1. Rick Schoening
  2. Tony Isbell
"Providence has given to our people the choice
of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege
and interest of our Christian nation, to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."
John Jay

Montanans for Limited Government
Voting Guide and Tools
"Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners
in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust be men of unexceptionable characters.
The public cannot be too curious concerning the
character of public men."
Samuel Adams

Our President Said What?
Flathead County Republican Central Committee