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Former UN Ambassador Stumps For Daines, Gianforte

Nikki Haley, wearing a dark dress with brown, shoulder length hair parted over her right eye, stands at a podium holding a microphone in front of the Montana state flag.
Kevin Trevellyan
Yellowstone Public Radio
Former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley stumps for Sen. Steve Daines and other Republican candidates at the Hilton Garden Inn Great Falls on Oct. 19, 2020.

A former U.S. ambassador stumped in Great Falls Monday on behalf of Sen. Steve Daines and other Republican candidates.

Speaking to about 35 supporters inside a hotel conference room, former ambassador to the United Nations Nicky Haley framed Daines’ reelection as pivotal to retaining GOP control of the Senate.

Haley, an appointee of President Donald Trump, said keeping that control is key to cementing a conservative U.S. Supreme Court, supporting law enforcement and providing parents educational choices.

“We have to have the majority in the Senate because if we win the presidency, what good is it if we lose the Senate?" Haley said.

A Daines spokesperson said he had to miss the Great Falls event and two others in Hamilton and Kalispell on Monday in anticipation of Senate votes. U.S. Congressman and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte attended, as did a handful of down ballot candidates for statewide office.

A fixture of the Montana campaign trail in recent years, actor Jeff Bridges stumped on behalf of Daines’ opponent, Gov. Steve Bullock, and other Democrats last month.