Here at the Cowgirl Blog most of our tipsters tend to have a viewpoint similar to our posters.
The tips tend to be:
“Can you believe this Republican did that?” or “You’re never going to believe what my Republican neighbor told me happened at the County GOP meeting!” or “Did you see Greg Gianforte body slammed a reporter!?!?!?”—wait that wasn’t a tip, it was a national news story.
You get the picture.
But the e-mail I received today was of a different kind.
It was from a self-admitted Republican who was hopping mad.
He e-mailed me in mostly caps-locked fashion screaming about how the state GOP was putting a covert plan in action for the upcoming Senate primary.
My tipster was upset by the recent new addition to the MT GOP Dream Team. Apparently the MT GOP has hired a new Executive Director.
The new Executive Director is a fellow by the name of Patrick Webb. Mr. Webb is your run of the mill GOP operative it seems. Worked for Daines, Gianforte, and Zinke. Good haircut. But our tipster seems upset by one portion of Mr. Webb’s resume. Mr. Webb was Matt Rosendale’s chief of staff when Rosendale was in the Montana Legislature. That did not sit well with my tipster.
My tipster feels like the GOP establishment is playing favorites and “the fix is in.”
It would seem the Grand Old Party’s has their man. Of course, after their other man moved to DC, and the other one left them at the alter. But hey, 3rd time’s the charm!
That’s fine by me, I’d love to see Baltimore’s finest try and talk about his health care ideas. The most recent one I saw was a snake-oil insurance company put out by the Christian Care Ministry called Medi-Share.
But man was my tipster mad. He pointed out that Rosendale hasn’t even officially announced and yet it seems the MT GOP is anointing him King.
This is probably upsetting for the candidates who have actually announced for the 2018 Senate: Troy Downing, Ron Murray, Scott McLean, and Dr. Albert Olszewski.
And of course for sitting Billings Judge Russell Fagg. Who is totally just exploring a run ;) and hasn’t made up his mind ;).
Mr. Downing, Mr. Murray, Mr. McLean, Dr. Olszewski, if you would like to tell me how you feel about this feel free to reach out. I imagine my tipster is a supporter of yours.
And Judge Fagg, if you’d like to explore how this might impact your attempt to maybe run for political office you can explore my inbox as well.
Either way, it’s only July and the knives are already coming out. Get your popcorn ready.