Saturday, May 01, 2021
Trump Interior Secretary Zinke files to run for Congress, again
Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has filed papers with the Federal Election Commission to seek a new term in Congress, six years after leaving office to join the Trump administration. Zinke, 59, a Republican, won two elections to represent Montana’s lone congressional district, in 2014 and 2016. He was the first Navy SEAL to serve in the House of Representatives, and he won a spot in former President Trump’s Cabinet after bonding with Donald Trump Jr. In office, Zinke courted controversy, coming under investigation for using private planes to travel to events and to raise funds for Republican causes. He cited the investigations into what he called “false allegations” in a statement announcing his departure in 2018. Zinke closed his campaign account in 2019, but he was a prodigious fundraiser during his first stint in Congress. He raised more than $5.5 million in his successful bid for reelection in 2016...MORE
Zinke gets a Zero from me. Recall he is right there with the enviros and the Dems on retention of federal lands and believing federal mgt. is superior to private or state mgt. of these lands. Sure wish Montana could send us a stronger advocate for the West. We also don't need another pseudo-cowboy in DC. The way he wears his hat is as backward as some of his views.