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AP:Rehberg town hall meetings far more infrequent

On October 8, 2011 The Associated Press reported:

It has been months since Rep. Denny Rehberg, a champion of the town hall meeting, has held one of the wide-open events – but the congressman is not abandoning the platform.

Rehberg told The Associated Press in a recent interview that he has been forced to hold other types of events in recent months when back in Montana due to a new leadership post requiring he build part of a proposed federal budget, the demands of his developing campaign against U.S. Jon Tester and other factors.

The change comes as many in Congress figure out the freewheeling town halls aren’t the best way to gather voter support – and as Rehberg launches into the biggest campaign of his career in one of the most-watched Senate races in the nation.

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