House candidate Held wants to see action on border, Farm Bill

Editor’s note: This is one of 12 profiles featuring a candidate in Montana’s Second Congressional House District primary race. The profiles are being published daily over 12 days and in alphabetical order. Each of the candidates were asked the same questions

Democratic U.S. House candidate Steve Held offers a different take on the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border than his Republican counterparts in Montana’s eastern district.

Steve Held, a candidate for Montana’s eastern House seat, speaks at the Montana Democrats’ annual Mansfield Metcalf Dinner at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds in Helena on March 2.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

All of the eight Republicans in the primary have made a pilgrimage to the border. Held has too. His daughter, Rikki, has been filming a documentary at the border.

“What my constituents are concerned about is the border. That’s the biggest thing on people’s minds. And they’re worried about the border and guns and their freedoms and privacy, the Constitution. It’s just basically everything. That constitution, freedom, privacy, and everything else falls below that,” Held said. “So, I went to the southern

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