U.S. Sen. Steve Daines and U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke told Montana Republicans they need to unite to win seats in 2016 while the senator and congressman work to stem President Barack Obama.

About 150 Republicans gathered at the statewide Lincoln Reagan Dinner Saturday in Helena. They celebrated the party's 2014 victories and started gearing up for the 2016 election season.

Zinke told Republicans to keep their fights inside the locker room if they want to win the governor's seat and other state positions in 2016.

Daines says it's his job to continue to attempt to rein in what he calls Obama's severe constitutional overreach on issues including environmental regulation, immigration and the Affordable Care Act.