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New Poll Looks at a Baucus v. Schweitzer Primary

The Public Policy Polling Group has put out a tantalizing poll for those of us who enjoy the parlor game of Montana political punditing. The poll shows Brian Schweitzer beating Max Baucus decisively 51-34 in a hypothetical 2014 Democratic primary match-up. This means Baucus’s bad…

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The Fix

Interesting column in the Laurel Outlook today about how industry groups were allowed to buy a breakfast speaking event for Rick Hill, one of five GOP candidates in a primary for Governor, while none of the others were allowed to speak at the GOP convention….

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Let’s Just Call It “Ineffectual”

GOP Congressional candidate Steve Daines is still virtually unknown despite a past statewide race and year head start campaigning which appears to have been, well, ineffectual. Public Policy Polling is continuing to release data from it’s most recent round of polling in Montana. The most recent…

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Damage Control Gone Wrong

Rehberg’s recent focus in the media on cracking down on lawsuits against the government is a classic example of abysmal damage control. Rehberg seems to be attempting to get on the other side of the issue of “lawsuits against the government” by appearing to crack…

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Pathetic

Millionaire Congressman Dennis Rehberg’s well-paid fixer Erik Iverson (Rehberg even gave him a $31,000 dollar raise with our tax dollars as a 29-year-old staffer, making him the highest paid congressional staffer in D.C.) went on Aaron Flint’s radio show this week, giving Montanans a chance to hear…

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Rumors of Poll Flying

About a week ago Public Policy Polling put out a call for folks to vote on the next two states that they’d like to see polled.  The choices were Florida, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Montana was one of the winners. I can see…

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Rehberg’s June Snow Job

Facing the biggest election of his life, the only real challenge since the first time he ran for Congress, lagging poll numbers, and a race in the national spotlight that is already being talked about as one of the top three in the nation, Rehberg…

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Conservatives Outraged at Rehberg, Hill

Social/TEA Party conservatives are outraged at  Dennis Rehberg’s dismissal of conservative Republican candidates and the GOP’s support for Rick Hill.  In an open letter posted on the TEA Party Blog PolyMontana.com, conservative movement leaders Roland Horst and Annie Bukacek explained their anger over the GOP’s treatment…

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Setting the Record Straight

Pogie at Intelligent Discontent has a great piece up explaining how Jon Tester is looking out for Montana community banks. You should read it, as it explains that Tester’s position on the swipe fee issue is about keeping Montana banks and credit unions from failing….

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Rehberg Brings in Old GOP Gun

With most polls showing Denny Rehberg trailing Jon Tester by a point or two, or even at best, Rehberg has turned to his old hired hand Erik Iverson to try to turn the campaign around.   Iverson will have to work to erase the damage…

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