10 August 2017 — 1057 mdt
Is Grant Kier launching his campaign for Congress?
Earlier this year, Logicosity reported that Grant Kier, head of the Five Valleys Land Trust, was pondering a run for the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. Greg Gianforte, the Bozeman businessman who punched his way to victory in the 25 May 2017 special congressional election.
Today, on the eve of the Montana Democratic Party’s rules convention, the Missoulian reports Kier is resigning as head of Five Valleys, effective at August’s end. That’s one indication he’s probably running.
Another is the parked internet domain, kierforcongress.com, registered at dreamhost.com on 25 July 2017. Unlike heenanforcongress.com, which is registered in John Heenan’s own name, kierforcongress is registered anonymously, and therefore cannot be directly linked to Kier. It’s probably his, but it might have been registered by mischief makers or domain squatters.
The MDP’s rules convention begins tomorrow in Helena. I’ll have more on it, and its rejection of the principle of one Democrat, one vote, later today.