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With just six days to go until the Montana special election, the democrats made a final push for votes throughout the state as U.S. House candidate Rob Quist welcomed Vermont senator, Bernie Sanders.
After stops in Butte and Missoula, more than 1,000 people turned out at the MetraPark Expo Center in Billings on Saturday night.
Quist and Sanders touched on a number of subjects ranging from land access to healthcare with Senator Sanders pleading for support to challenge Washington’s agenda.
Three women spoke before Rob Quist took the stage, including his wife Bonnie.
She said that Billings was the peppiest crowd out of the three Montana stops.
Rob Quist talked about public lands and women’s rights
Sen. Sanders talked about healthcare being a right and fighting political corruption in Washington D.C.
He called for a $15 minimum wage as well as free tuition at public universities and colleges.
The Quist campaign said there were 4,500 people in attendance in Missoula and 3,000 people in Butte.
Their next stop is Bozeman on Sunday morning.
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe endorsed Quist at the Billings rally.
This comes on the heels of the Crow Tribe endorsing Republican candidate Greg Gianforte on Friday.
We will have more on the rally on Sunday during the Q2 News at 5:30.
You can watch the rally in its entirety on the Q2 News Facebook page.