Rob Quist, the legendary folk singer and populist Democrat running against Gianforte, believes in evolution, his campaign manager told HuffPost. Quists campaign hopes Gianfortes hard-line stances can become a wedge-issue for voters in a state that Trump handily won in November. During his gubernatorial run last year, Gianforte distanced himself from an Idaho pastor,Douglas Wilson, who once wrote thatone could argue that the black family has never been stronger than it was under slavery , and maintains that women are created to be responsive and dependent to a man. Gianforte served on the board of the pastors education nonprofit. William Campbell via Getty Images Montana Democrat Rob Quist campaigns on March 10, 2017 in Livingston, Montana. Quist is campaigning for the House of Representatives seat vacated by newly appointed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in a special election that will take place on May 25, 2017. Quist, 69, is a popular singer and songwriter who performed with the Mission Mountain Wood Band. The race has been largely ignored on the national stage even as Democratic voters urge the party to focus efforts on flipping traditionally red congressional seats. The Democratic Party plans to step up its support for Quists grassroots-driven campaign ahead of the May 25 special election, with campaign trail appearances by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders , an independent who caucuses with the party. Rob Quist believes in evolution and science, a Quist spokesperson said in a statement to HuffPost. look at this web-siteAs a product of public schools, Rob supports evolution being taught in schools as part of the science curriculum. In 2006, Gianforte launched the Gianforte Family Foundation with his wife in response to Gods great goodness to them. The foundation focuses on improving education, lifting people out of poverty, protecting the unborn, and Christian outreach, according to text on the foundation website cited by HuffPost in 2015.
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