Dirk Adams

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Dirk Adams
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Montana
PartyDemocratic
Education
J.D.Harvard University
Personal
ProfessionRancher
Dirk Adams was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Montana.[1]

Biography

Adams went to high school and college in Texas. He received his J.D. from Harvard University in 1976. He is currently a rancher and owner of a general store in Montana. While he was growing his ranching operation, he worked as an attorney and a banking executive.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Adams has stated his intent to run as a Democrat, because he is very conservative. He elaborated, "That means, on the social issues, I think the government ought to just leave people alone. Whether it has to do with women’s health, or who you fall in love with or whether you like guns, (the government) ought to just leave us alone. I think Democrats have been better at just leaving people alone, at recognizing their independence."[2]

Adams listed what makes him a good Senate candidate. He said, "To be creative, to know how to ask questions, to be a great negotiator. I have just a ton of experience in that area."[2] He added, "I decided to run because I was disgusted by what was going on in Washington and their inability to get anything done. As a rancher, I know how to get things done, because if you don’t get things done, the animals die."[2]

Adams has also said he wants to focus on job creation and fixing the Affordable Care Act.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Montana, 2014

Adams ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Montana. Adams sought the Democratic nomination in the primary. The general election took place November 4, 2014.[1]

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