State Rep Drops Out of Dem Primary

Tom Woods said he couldn’t compete with other candidates’ fundraising.

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Ally Mutnick
Jan. 3, 2018, 10:35 a.m.

State Rep. Tom Woods (D) dropped out of the race to face Rep. Greg Gianforte (R), leaving five other Democrats still vying for the nomination. “Woods announced his decision Monday with a post on his personal Facebook page, saying he couldn’t compete with other candidates who already had raised ‘hundreds of thousands of dollars.’ Woods said those amounts are ‘well over 10 times of what I have been able to raise.’”

“Woods didn’t endorse anyone in his departure message, although he did mention Heenan, saying “he has very similar progressive-issue positions to me on health-care reform, human rights, raising the minimum wage and fighting corporate money in politics.” Attorney John Heenan (D) and former land-trust director Grant Kier (D) “each reported six-figure fund-raising totals last October; the next report for all candidates is due Jan. 31.” (KRTV)


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