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UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 19: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock attends a town hall at the American Federation of Teachers in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, September 19, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

AB Leadership Press Releases Steve Bullock Wednesday, Nov 2 2022

ICYMI – Julie Mason Mornings Sirius XM Radio: Governor Steve Bullock on Rural Voters

Nov 02, 2022

Today, former Montana Governor and American Bridge 21st Century Co-Chair Steve Bullock joined Julie Mason mornings to talk about the upcoming midterm elections and issues rural voters care about.

Governor Bullock emphasized the strong position of Democratic Senate candidates in key races. Recent polling conducted by the New York Times shows Fetterman five points ahead of Oz, Kelly six points ahead of Masters, and Warnock three points ahead of Walker.

Democrats are also far exceeding the previous midterm cycle when it comes to early voting numbers. This cycle, Democrats have seen a 1.5M increase since 2018, while Republicans are 1.4M behind where they were in 2018.


Key Quotes from Gov. Steve Bullock: 

  • “Let’s actually look at polling showing Senate Democrats are in a strong position for a midterm – early voting numbers indicating Democratic enthusiasm. New York Times polling has Fetterman five points ahead of Oz, Kelly six points ahead of Masters. Warnock three points ahead of Walker. Same sort of margins that we’ve seen in a lot of areas. And Democrats are really defying historical midterm precedent for the party in power. Now things will be tight. You know, we have six more days, but compared to what midterms typically look like, I think there’s some real reasons for optimism here.”  

  • “I mean, you can look at another race that not that many folks are talking about is Tim Ryan in Ohio. How has Ryan approached this? Right. He showed up for every county. He’s actually demonstrated respect for the working class, talks about kitchen table issues and the distinctions from, you know, Vance wants to be fighting for the drug companies and talking about cutting Social Security and Medicare and continuing candidate quality matters in rural areas. And I think that that’s what we have to remember, certainly. And it’s not just Ohio. Look, Pennsylvania has rural areas for sure. Nevada does. I mean, all of these that we have to show up and we have to show up and really make our case.”

Published: Nov 2, 2022

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