Chuck Baldwin dropped out of the Governor’s race. But the end-times conspiracy theorist pastor isn’t done meddling in Montana politics. Baldwin is a TEA Partier who recently moved from Florida to Montana because he thinks it is “The Alamo of the twenty-first century.”
Now, Baldwin and his fellow TEA Partiers are after legislative seats–including the one currently occupied by Republican Party leader Bruce Tutvedt. Tutvedt went around shrieking about government handouts while raking in $640,000 in farm subsidies, so it’s not surprising that the TEA Party is going after him.
Baldwin calls Tutvedt a “neanderthal” among other things. As the Flathead Memo reports, Baldwin’s been pumping up Tutvedt’s opponent. Pyramid scheme marketer Rollan Roberts II, a member Baldwin’s congregation, is now primarying Tutvedt.
Perhaps one reason Baldwin is getting so excited about Rollan Roberts II’s race is that, well, he has to be. After all, Rollan Roberts II stepped aside and filed in a different district so that Baldwin’s own son, Tim Baldwin, could run in the open Whitefish house seat vacated by Derek Skees.
The Baldwinites had previously made a big charge at the Flathead Valley Community College board with a slate of TEA Party candidates–including Baldwin Junior–and got their asses handed to them.