October 2012


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ATP “Meth House” Docs Contain Names of Shadow Group’s Legislative Candidates

Last night, FRONTLINE revealed that ATP documents found in a meth house appear to contain evidence of “possible illegal ‘coordination’ between” the group and the candidates it supported, the Atlantic reported. The boxes contained files on Mike Miller, Ed Butcher, Bob Wagner, Wendy Warburton, Jerry O’Neil…





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Koopman Crackdown

In a Montana GOP “e-brief” email to party faithful, Republican State Party Chair Will Deschamps  came out swinging against Republican legislators who endorsed a democrat over Bozeman crackpot PSC candidate Roger Koopman.  Earlier this month, Koopman had threatened party leaders that if leadership did not…



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A constitutional crisis in the making? Governor Essmann?

On Friday, the Gov jumped into the Rick Hill fundraising hootenanny.   Schweitzer held a press conference in Great Falls, at which he expressed grave fear that Hill’s refusal to handover his ill-gotten $500,000 donation could trigger a succession of power crisis in Montana if Hill…


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GUEST POST: Bucy Wins Integrity Vote

In the can-too, can-not keep-the-cash debate, Democrat candidate for Attorney General Pam Bucy wins for integrity. She did the right thing by returning $35,000 donated by her party during the 6-day, campaign contribution free-for-all before the 9th Circuit Court called it off. At first, her…


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Missoula Money Mystery

Rick Hill’s controversial $500,000, it turns out, originated from the Republican Governors Association in DC.  They wrote a check to the Montana GOP and the same day, the GOP sent it out the door to the Hill campaign. But did you know that shortly before…


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Gross Stupidity

 A new front on Rick Hill’s War on Women has come to light.  Congressman Hill told an anti-choice group that a woman should be forced to notify her husband before getting a legal abortion. He believes a woman’s husband should also have the right to…



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All in the Family

The son of the judge who who issued the order that struck down’s Montana campaign donations as unconstitutional is a major donor to Rick Hill, the Republican candidate for Governor in Montana. Follow the Money.org shows that Judge Charles Lovell’s right-wing nutjob son, Lance Lovell,…