HELENA — Rob Quist earned a key endorsement from the Montana Sportsmen Alliance (MSA) for his support for public lands and the Second Amendment.

MSA, a nonpartisan advocacy group for Montana sportsmen and women, also pointed to Rob’s Montana roots and understanding of wildlife and forest management as key to earning the group’s endorsement.

“Rob has endorsed NO Federal Land Transfer pledge. He stands against this transfer and understands the dynamics of the folks trying to promote transfer,” MSA wrote.  We are confident that Rob Quist is indeed the kind of organic Congressman Montana needs to represent us!”

Rob, who grew up on a wheat farm and ranch outside Cut Bank, is a strong proponent of keeping public lands public and of place-based forest management plans.

“I’m incredibly proud of the Montana Sportsmen Alliance endorsement, and I’m committed to standing up for our Montana way of life in the U.S. House,” Rob said. “The transfer and eventual sale of public land is nothing more than theft against our children and grandchildren, and I steadfastly oppose it. I’m also committed to standing up for the Second Amendment and ensuring our sportsmen and women can continue to hunt and fish on public lands.”

Rob’s opponent, New Jersey multimillionaire Greg Gianforte, sued Montanans to close off a public stream access site near his property in the Gallatin Valley.