Between Sunday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 17, Congressman Ryan Zinke covered 2,000 miles and hosted or attended more than 25 events including more than a dozen town hall style meetings where members of the public were encouraged to come ask questions.

Rep. Zinke:

“Some people ask why I traveled 2,000 miles across Montana and hosted meetings in small towns. The answer is easy: I work for the entire state of Montana and it’s important to stay accountable to all the people of Montana. I think there’s a lot of frustration that Congress is not in session for a week – I want to make sure folks know I’m still working and I am making their priorities my priorities. I’m fifth generation Montanan with roots in east and west Montana, it’s important to stay true to those roots.”

Zinke made stops in Havre, Browning, Cut Bank, Shelby, Chester, Malta, Glasgow, Wolf Point, Culbertson, Bainville, Sidney, Glendive, Baker, Miles City, Colstrip, Billings, Stevensville and Hamilton. To put things in perspective, it’s roughly the same distance as driving from Caribou, Maine to Key West, Florida.