Do you know who this is? 

Congressional candidate Kim Gillan could use an introduction.

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The file on Steve Daines

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Age: 50

Education: Montana State University

Political experience: Failed lieutenant governor run in 2008; shared ticket with Roy Brown of Billings

Family: Married father of four

Big endorsers: NRA, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Right to Life Committee

Big-name supporters: John Boehner, Rick Santorum

Facebook “likes”: 1,829

What he’s Tweeting: “Had a great meeting last week with our next Vice President, Paul Ryan.”

Random number: $1.5 billon—amount Oracle paid to acquire Daines’ former company, RightNow Technologies, in 2011

Fun fact: Daines attended the 1984 GOP National Convention in Dallas as one of the youngest delegates for President Ronald Reagan

Quote of the campaign: “More jobs, less government.”


The file on Kim Gillan

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Age: 60

Education: UCLA, Cornell University

Political experience: Sixteen years in Montana Legislature

Family: Divorced mother of two

Big endorsers: About 20 labor leaders

Big-name supporters: Gov. Brian Schweitzer

Facebook “likes”: 1,266

What she’s Tweeting: “@DainesforHouse got $15 million from tax payers for his business. Doesn’t sound like ‘less gov’t’ to me.”

Random number: 60,000—miles driven during campaign

Fun fact: Gillan’s father, a union longshoreman in San Francisco, voted for the famous strike of 1934

Quote of the campaign: “I say, ‘Less rhetoric, more results.’”


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