Here it is.
The biggest piece of slime that slithers across the state moving and laundering money and attacking democrats with lies.
These guys raise massive among of corporate money and funnel it into various dishonest activities. Here’s what happened when the slime slimed his money in the Flathead attacking County Commissioner Candidate Joe Brenneman without basis.
On Oct 19th, the radio ads attacking Joe Brenneman I call Slime were purchased on four of the B-98 radio stations.
The ads blames Joe Brenneman for job losses and the economy without proving its claims. Here are the facts:
The Bee Broadcasting contract lists the purchaser as the Better Government PAC 1820 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena 59601. The 112 sixty second ads cost a total of $4,132.80. The radio ads themselves carry the disclaimer listing them as being paid for by the Better Government PAC with a Kalispell Post Office box. The Better Government PAC is operated by Charles (Chuck) Denowh. Denowh is a republican political operative in Helena and former Executive Director of the Montana Republican Party.
But there’s a problem. The check purchasing the ads carries the Kalispell Glacier Bank account of the Flathead Business and Industry Association PAC and is signed in an illegible manner.
It gets worse.
The FBIA has long been known for its use of political muscle and big cash to influence local politics.
They say it’s on behalf of jobs, but there’s another problem.
In September of 2010 when a big $600,000 construction jobs project for a Bigfork storm water system came before the county, FBIA Exec Director, Denise Smith (whose biography detailed in this 7-09 Flathead Beacon article) testified against it, asking that it be delayed. The funding for this project came through a state TSEP grant and it was republican State Senator Greg Barkus who recommended Flathead County apply from the funding source. I’d be shocked if every Flathead Republican legislator didn’t vote for this.
In a letter to the FBIA in response to the delay request, all three commissioners wrote:
It is beyond our comprehension why FBIA would seek to delay a project that so clearly benefits water quality, provides jobs, and makes use of money appropriated with the full support of our legislative representatives.
It is beyond their comprehension why the FBIA wanted to delay a huge jobs project?
Say, until after the election so that current County Commissioner Joe Brennamen couldn’t share the credit for this boon for the valley with his fellow commissioners? It isn’t beyond our comprehension.
Look, the FBIA has decided they do not want to elect Brenneman and are spending a lot of money to knock him out, fine, but to speak against an already funded and decided public works project that was awarded to a local contractor that would be employing local construction workers this fall and winter when people need the jobs to deny a feather in the cap of your political opponent is as slimy as it gets.
UPDATE: Guess which mega-millionaire is the largest single donor to the Better Gov’t PAC something like $10k worth carried over from last year?