Adams for Senate

I’m running for Senate because I think Montana needs someone who can get things done and is unafraid to stand strong when it comes to what’s best for our state and our country.

Click here to read about why I’m a Democrat.

I can promise you right now that I will never dodge a question. You will know where I stand on every issue. You will know who is working for me and who to get in touch with.  I will never turn down an opportunity to hear your thoughts or explain my positions.

My email address is I welcome your thoughts and questions and ideas and criticisms.  And I look forward to talking with you more as this campaign unfolds.

-Dirk Adams

The Latest

Press Release: Walsh Backed by Lobbyists for Private Prison Giant

Posted by Kate Cholewa on April 24, 2014


Kate Cholewa

Re: Walsh Backed by Lobbyists for Private Prison Giant

Democratic primary candidate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat, Dirk Adams, expressed shock over contributions made to his opponent, recently appointed Senator John Walsh, from lobbyists for private prison giant Corrections Corporate of America (CCA) and prison contractor the GEO Group.

"How can any Democrat, any American, support the corruptive force to our criminal justice system that is private prisons," said Adams. "Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), one of Walsh's donors, requires a 90% occupancy rate in their prisons, regardless of the crime rate. Companies like CCA are one of the primary reasons we have the problem of mass incarceration in America and why we are #1 in the world for the percentage of citizens behind bars."

Adams has previously expressed his concern with the corruption of the criminal justice system by for-profit interests. In a recent guest post at the Montana political blog, Montana Cowgirl, he stated, "If there's profit in locking up American citizens, there will be those working the halls of Washington to do just that. It's a violation of the character of America that we lock up a greater percentage of our citizens than any other country, followed, not even closely, by China and Russia in the #2 and #3 positions."

"The for-profit criminal justice system is a tool of racism and corporate interests," Adams said. "Under no circumstances would I accept money from private prison lobbyists. It's unfortunate to see a fellow Democrat doing so."


Why I'm Running: My Guest Post on MT Cowgirl

Posted by Dirk Adams on April 16, 2014

I am running in the Democrat primary for the Montana U.S. Senate seat because facing and overcoming the current challenges to our nation’s progress on improving the lives of our citizens calls for boldness, courage, and new approaches. I have a rare background that I think makes me the right person at the right time to go to work for Montana and our nation. I know ranching and agriculture, and I know finance. As a Harvard-trained attorney, I know the law. I understand education and technology. My values are Democratic ones, and frankly, I think, American ones, and they include social and economic justice and the desire for a functional, uncorrupted political and governmental system.

Great Falls Tribune: Democratic Senate primary forum set

Posted by Dirk Adams for Senate on April 15, 2014

By John Adams

HELENA — The Great Falls Tribune will host a candidate forum featuring the three Democratic candidates running for the U.S. Senate. Interim Sen. John Walsh, former Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger and Wilsall Rancher Dirk Adams have committed to participating in the May 3 debate at the Benefis East Campus Cameron Auditorium.

Protecting our wilderness and wildlife

Posted by Dirk Adams on April 10, 2014

The North Fork Watershed Protection Act, a bill that would prevent mining, oil and gas exploration along the North Fork of the Flathead River just stalled in the Senate. This is nothing new. Though Congressman Pat Williams and Senators Baucus, Melcher, Burns, and Tester have all tried to pass legislation designating new wilderness areas in Montana, it's been over 30 years since Congress has done so.

I wrote last month about why I support the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act, and it's more important now than ever.

Show your support of NREPA and demand that Congress pass it now >>

Join us for special events with Carole King next month!

Posted by Kris Corbett on April 08, 2014

Please join us for an Evening in Support of
Dirk Adams
Democrat for United States Senate

With a Special Performance By
Carole King

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Botanica Fine Art Gallery
4750 Jordan Spur Rd Bozeman, MT


Friday, May 2, 2014
L.A. Design Gallery
337 E Broadway St Missoula, MT

Patron: $2,600 * Platinum: $1000 * Gold: $500 * Silver: $250 * Bronze $100

Please join us for cocktails and appetizers followed by a very special musical performance. Space is limited; your attendance is not confirmed until contribution is received.

To R.S.V.P. contact Kris Corbett by phone (646) 707-2240 or by email or purchase tickets online: