As all of you know, Dorothy Bradley is one of the premier and most compelling figures in Montana history and a genuine thought leader. A great American. I am HONORED by her endorsement of my U.S. Senate candidacy. I will tirelessly and effectively serve ALL Montanans, independent of background, as our next U.S. Senator from … Continued
He joins Democrat Wilmot Collins, a Liberian refugee who is now mayor of Helena, in the race. The primary is June 2, 2020 and the general election is Nov. 3, 2020.
Mues and wife Claudia live near Loma. They are expecting their first child later this year.
Muse, 45, said he has worked in the energy sector for 11 years as a senior engineer. He has a master’s in business administration from the London Business School. Mues also graduated from the U.S. Naval academy and trained as a submarine warfare officer and nuclear engineer.
"I love my home state of Montana,” Mues said in a telephone interview discussing his decision to run. “I love my country and I have the qualifications to make a major positive difference in the lives of all Montanans, not just the economically elite.”
He listed job creation as his No. 1 issue, saying there are “unprecedented levels of economic inequality” in Montana. He said infrastructure and broadband improvements were needed. And he said there needs to be investments in the education system to make sure teachers are paid what they deserve.
Other priorities as listed on campaign literature include affordable and accessible health care, veterans care, national service programs in which people can give back to their country and clean energy.
The Montana Republican Party on Thursday called Mues "yet another Democrat running in Montana to represent the radical left and their socialist agenda of open borders, free health care for illegal immigrants, taking away our gun rights, and bankrupting our nation with single payer health care and the Green New Deal.
MT GOP chair Don Kaltschmidt said Mues would oppose President Donald Trump’s policies.
"We're proud to see Sen. Daines work alongside President Trump to always put Montana first," he said.
Mues said that statement underscored how concerned Daines is about re-election.
“Let's talk about facts and not propaganda,” Mues said, adding Daines “needs to be concerned.
A spokeswoman for Daines said “Steve looks forward to having thoughtful conversations during this campaign on how to best protect our Montana way of life and create good-paying Montana jobs.”
Mues campaign literature notes he grew up in a single-family household in Helena, Deer Lodge and Wolf Point. He said that shortly after being honorably discharged from the Navy, he used a teaching certificate that he got through Montana State University and Troops-for-Teachers program teaching on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation for two years.
Mues talked briefly about a drowning accident in June in which a film producer died at Canyon Ferry Lake while shooting a campaign video for Mues.
“It was an accident,” he said, adding Montanans are no strangers to tragedy and called the death “absolutely heartbreaking.”Read More