November 2011

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Best Announces for Supreme Court

News outlets across the state reported this week that Great Falls attorney Beth Best has officially announced her candidacy for the Montana Supreme Court Justice.  Best is running for the seat that will be open when Justice Jim Nelson retires. Beth stated she “is running for the…

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It’s Peggy Miller Time

Meet a possible new first lady. It’s Peggy Miller, wife of gubernatorial candidate Ken Miller.  Peggy has often been active holding religious seminars for legislators. On Friday, she took the reins of her husband’s campaign and sent out a blast email saluting veterans, letting people…


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Livingstone Hits Rock Bottom

The wheels of the strange campaign of Neil Livingstone for Governor are no longer turning and might soon come off the bus. According to local Whitefish sources, Livingstone’s campaign bus, which has a giant photo of himself on the side of it, has been sitting…




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Fighting Back

Republicans have launched a war on voting to prevent millions of Democrats from voting next year, Rolling Stone reports. Here in Montana, voter suppression has been at the forefront of the GOP’s attempt to regain power for years.  Remember former GOP Executive Director and current GOP…


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Location, Location, Location

Besides Ken Miller and a few Republican staffers, Congressman Rehberg had a pretty sparse turnout for his recent “Liberate Main Street” astroturf tour.  What gives? After decades as a politician, perhaps Congressman Rehberg knows more big shots in Washington D.C. than actual Main Street Montanans. Maybe if…


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Political Quick Hits

Supporters Wanted Supporters of the right-wing City Commission candidate Lorabelle Behlmer took to the streets in support of her candidacy this weekend–or rather a supporter did.   A Cowgirl tipster captured this photograph of Behlmer’s “Honk and Wave” event.  It doesn’t look like her candidacy…


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War on Jesus

 Jesus jumps into the Montana Senate Race Amid the worst recession in 50 years and with unemployment at record levels, Montana GOP congressman Denny Rehberg is focusing on what matters: a statue of Jesus. For the last three weeks, Rehberg, who is challenging Jon Tester…


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UPDATED: Mrs. Smith Going to Washington?

A woman named Diane Smith, from Whitefish, has announced a run for Congress.   Smith has an interesting profile as a candidate with some strengths and weaknesses.   She has never run for office (likely a strength) and she has an impressive professional resume.  She…



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Farther, Faster, Racistier

How many times have you heard Republicans hold up their hands and say “Hey, we have no problem with minorities, we are against illegal immigrants.” This may be true for some conservatives, but others use it to mask their true anti-immigrant – legal or not…


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The Best

The blogosphere in Montana is like anything else. Sometimes you get a small group of guys that shows up and seeks to define the conversation.  Sometimes statements are made that aren’t true– and are made in such a way only certain voices are supposed to…


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One Hot Mess

Readers here will no doubt recall TEA Party Republican Greg Hinkle’s Senate Bill 114, which would have given county sheriffs authority trumping that of the federal government – one of the nuttiest bills of the legislative session. TEA Party Congressman Dennis Rehberg has the latest…