Another disturbing development in the Montana Supreme Court race today as more comes out on the radical right-wingers working to elect Lawrence VanDyk. VanDyke has practiced law in Montana for only one year (compared to Mike Wheat’s 36) having briefly worked for Tim Fox, but quitting in a huff because he didn’t want to work on the cases he was assigned.
An out-of-state group has produced a fake “voter guide” to instruct voters to make a partisan decision on the non-partisan MT Supreme Court race. The mailers, which I have posted here, also use the Montana State seal to provide the (false) impression that the mailing is an official state publication. The Flathead Memo has an analysis up on the mailer here, which you’ll want to go read. James Conner writes that the mailer:
resents information in a way that invites voters to conclude that researchers at two of America’s most prestigious universities want them to know that Mike Wheat is a very liberal man; almost as liberal as that black devil in the White House. Given the context, only a fool would conclude the card is intended to help Wheat.
I’ll have updates as more information becomes available. James Conner has the mailer posted so you can see it on his site.