Posted: Aug 29, 2012 4:36 AM by MTN News
Updated: Aug 29, 2012 7:13 AM
Bozeman businessman and Montana Republican candidate for U.S. House Steve Daines took to the national stage at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday.
In a speech that took a little more than two minutes early Tuesday afternoon from the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Daines recounted what will be familiar GOP talking-points this week: a crushing federal debt, a government better than before, a stagnant economy and families that are struggling.
Daines invoked his fifth-generation Montana family ties to his great-great-grandmother, who homesteaded near the community of Conrad, where she lies at rest at the Golden West Lutheran Church cemetery.
"On her tombstone are three simple words; 'Saved by Grace'. The words saved by government would never have crossed her mind. She put her faith in God, not in government," Daines said.
Daines concluded his speech with a strong endorsement for the Romney-Ryan ticket, saying that in 70 days America faces a pivotal election.