MAY 5, 2020 — RELEASE:
“Republicans are attacking me because they know I’m the only Democrat who can and will beat Greg Gianforte.”
The Montana Republican party today launched an attack against Democratic candidate for Governor, Whitney Williams. The attack came just hours after former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton praised Williams’ campaign and her commitment to protecting a woman’s right to choose.
“Republicans are attacking me because they know I’m the only Democrat who can and will beat Greg Gianforte this fall,” Williams said. “To beat a bad businessman, it takes a smart businesswoman — one who has the energy and new ideas to solve the real problems facing Montana. I’m running for Governor to bring a new generation of leadership to our state, and that’s why I’ll beat Greg Gianforte.”
Earlier Tuesday, Williams released a new television ad touting her commitment to protecting women’s healthcare. Secretary Clinton retweeted the ad, saying “Montanans deserve a governor who will protect their reproductive freedom. @WhitneyforMT would be that governor.”
“I’ve known Hillary Clinton for 20 years, and I was proud to work in the Clinton White House,” Williams added. “If she were in the White House today, you wouldn’t have this bumbling bureaucratic response to coronavirus. Instead, we would have saved more lives, had a national testing system that works, and the nation’s economy wouldn’t be at a standstill because of gross incompetence from this president.”
Williams worked as the First Lady’s trip director and is proud to have worked for an administration that produced record-setting economic growth, balanced the federal budget, and brought health insurance to Montana’s kids.
Whitney Williams is a sixth-generation Montanan and businesswoman. As CEO of williamsworks, Whitney worked alongside Fortune 500 companies, charities, and citizens to solve complex problems — just like those Montanans face every day. She’s helped folks get back on their feet after disaster strikes, opened new markets for farmers struggling to make ends meet, and served on the ground in communities abandoned by government altogether.