Yellowstone County Democrats Gather for the 33rd annual Truman Dinner

Posted at 10:58 PM, May 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 12:36:26-04

BILLINGS – Yellowstone County Democrats gathered at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center Saturday, for the 33rd annual Truman Dinner.

The dinner was really a ‘who’s who’ of Democratic political power in Montana.

The Truman Dinner gives Yellowstone County Democrats a chance to get together to share ideas, and raise funds.

All the money made at the dinner goes directly to Democratic candidates running for office in 2020.

The Montana Democrats introduced Yellowstone County voters to some new and familiar candidates running for office.

Including current Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins who is running for U.S. Senate, and Tom Winter and Kathleen Williams both running for U.S. House.

Montana Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney spoke at the dinner Saturday, touting the democrats’ success at the state legislature in the 2019 session.

Cooney said they got everything done that the Democrats had planned, minus preschool funding, with only a 40 percent hold in the state legislature.

“We have shown that it is our legislators that and our legislation that helps improve our economy and create jobs. That gives students the foundational skills they need in life. And that gives access to health care we all deserve. And we have also shown that we can bridge divides, come together, and create a government that works with Montanan’s by Montanan’s.”

Former Montana Senator Max Baucus also spoke at the dinner in his role as U.S. Ambassador to China.

The countdown is on, only 535 days till the 2020 election remain.