By HDN Staff
Montana will be well served in the House of Representatives no matter who we choose Nov. 7.
Those who attended Saturday night's debate between Nancy Keenan and Dennis Rehberg, came away secure in the knowledge that we are blessed with two very capable candidates. Nancy and Dennis have an intense desire to do what ever is necessary to improve the quality of life in Montana.
We congratulate them for sticking to the issues in this long difficult campaign. The fact they agreed to more debates than the other candidates is testimony to them wanting to let voters know where they stand. Like most members of our state they agree more than disagree.
They both favor a strong national defense, and wage increases for our armed service personal. Each has an "A" rating from the NRA with regard to their stance on the Second Amendment.
Dennis Rehberg understands agriculture, he lives it daily; Nancy Keenan insists she is a quick study. They both favor vigorous enforcement of anti-trust laws to protect Montana's producers. We could go on and on.
However there are more than enough issues that separate the two, education, rural health care, taxes to name a few. We at the Havre Daily News like most Montanans agree and disagree on the positions of each candidate. Both candidates have a long history of public service. So who to choose?
Nancy Keenan readily admits she doesn't have all the answers, however as an educator and administrator she understands that her job will be to represent her constituents. She didn't have all the answers 12 years ago when she started as Superintendent of Public Instruction, but she was determined to improve education for children of this state. Our education system is arguably one of the few success stories of state government for the past 12 years.
We at the newspaper believe Nancy Keenan should be allowed to take the determination and skills to congress that has made Montana's schools the envy of the nation.