Now that Christmas is over and we are heading into a new year: Republicans and Independents as well, let's roll up our sleeves and get excited; 2018 should be a wonderful political year. For us in Montana, we have an opportunity to replace Senator Tester and give us one more positive vote in the US Senate. Even active duty military enthusiastically support President Trump, so we definitely need a new senator. That should encourage every GOP candidate running for the US Senate to energize their campaigns and liven things up. Let's get excited.

Gary Carlson

Lt. Col., USMC retired, and a former President Reagan political appointee