MATT GOURAS Associated Press Writer HELENA (AP)
U. S. Rep. Denny Rehberg finds his fellow Montana Republicans seem to look favorably on the presidential campaign of Rudy Giuliani because of trust even though the former New York mayor's positions don't match with the gun-toting West. Rehberg said that overall, he is disappointed the presidential campaigns lack substantive knowledge about issues important to the West, issues in areas such as natural resources, parks and agriculture. The congressman spoke Friday in an interview with The Associated Press. Rehberg said he is not endorsing any Republican presidential candidate. Instead, he has grouped wi th o the r Republicans in the West who wish to help their party's candidates become informed on regional matters. Rehberg said the trust issue helps Giuliani, who had the second-highest favorable rat ing among thre e to p Republicans in a recent poll. U. S. Sen. John McCain ranked first, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney third.