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By Alex Ross 

GOP Bachmeier Valentine stirs outrage in state Democrats

 

February 16, 2017

A fake Valentine purporting to be from state Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, D-Havre, was posted on the Montana Republican Party's Facebook and Twitter accounts. The posting has stirred up Democrats around the state.

A photoshopped image of state Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, D-Havre, that was posted on the Montana Republican Party's Facebook and Twitter accounts Tuesday has garnered criticism from Democrats and some of his constituents.

Bachmeier, 19, the nation's youngest lawmaker, defeated Republican incumbent Stephanie Hess last year in the race to represent House District 28, which encompasses all of Havre.

Bachmeier said he is afraid the attack might deter young people from getting involved.

"The post, good intentions or not, does not come across as inviting to young people who want to get involved i...



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