Rehberg’s campaign makes stop in Sidney

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Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 8:00 pm

Two months ago, Congressman Denny Rehberg started a counter operation to the Occupy Wall Street movement called “Liberate Main Street.” 

His campaign team brought the philosophy to Sidney Friday as part of a statewide tour to garner support for the U.S. Republican Senate candidate. Rehberg’s wife, Jan, is leading the charge. 

“Our philosophy is the federal government really needs to liberate main street, and that means get out of the way,” she said, speaking to a group of supporters outside Mitchell’s Oil Field Service’s building, “and I think this community understands that more than anywhere, in that there is a lot of capacity in this country to do great things and to have economic security.”   

To achieve that, small businesses must do what they do best: take care of their communities and families, Rehberg said. 

She accused President Barack Obama’s administration for believing the federal government “has all the answers,” as regulations are increased “and Jon Tester has been a willing participant in that government-growth philosophy.” The incumbent, she noted, has voted with Obama 95 percent of the time. “It’s a shame for us in eastern Montana because we don’t agree with that philosophy.” 

The Republican candidate is asking Montanans to free main street by voting for himself and presidential candidate Mitt Romney. 

Following a brief speech by Jan Rehberg and Republican candidates for Richland County commissioner and Senate District 19, the following dispersed through Sidney to deliver door-to-door material about the campaign to residents for about a half hour. 

“It’s amazing what this kind of effort takes,” she said, “and Denny’s race is probably one of four races in the country that we have to win in order to make a difference. We have to win Montana in order to get Harry Reid out of his role in the Senate and to give control back to people who understand business, who understand small communities in the country and who understand that we need a limited government that follows constitutional principles.” 

For more information about the Liberate Main Street campaign, visit www.dennyrehberg.com/liberate.

reporter@sidneyherald.com