FIRST ON FOX: Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., officially endorsed “war hero” Tim Sheehy in the critical Montana Senate race, as he ramps up his bid to unseat Democrat Sen. Jon Tester in 2024.
Sheehy launched his campaign in an interview with Fox News Digital in June, quickly gaining support from prominent members within the GOP, including fellow Navy SEAL and Montana congressman Zinke.
“Tim Sheehy not only is a war hero, but he also represents the next generation of leadership,” Zinke told Fox News Digital in an exclusive interview. “He served this country, his wife is a Marine, he understands sacrifice, and he also understands success.”
The congressman lauded Sheehy, who he says “understands that our values are at stake.”
As a former Navy SEAL, Zinke highlighted America’s need for a “red, white and blue moment.”
Tim Sheehy announced his Senate bid with Fox News Digital on June 27. (Tim Sheehy for Senate Campaign)
“I’m duty, honor, country. I’m red, white and blue. And we need a red, white and blue moment, that when you say you support the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, I prefer those who have shown it in battle, because I think that’s what it’s going to take,” Zinke told Fox News Digital.
Also among the growing list of Sheehy endorsements are Montana’s Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte and Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla.
“Tim Sheehy is a decorated veteran, successful businessman, and a great Montanan. I could not be happier that he has decided to enter the Montana Senate race,” Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said in a statement after Sheehy’s announcement.