Legislative Races


Moderates Launch Primary Challenges Against Problem TEA Partiers

The ridiculous bills and obstructionist chest thumping that characterized the 2015 legislature continues to backfire on Montana’s confederacy of TEA Party legislators.  The latest:  Primary challengers are popping up around the state against some of the session’s worst offenders. Republican Mike Houghton, a Manhattan schoolteacher, has announced…

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NEW REPORT Exposes Links Between Land Takeover Movement, Anti-Government Extremism Groups

The Center for Western Priorities released a new report this week exposing the many connections between anti-government extremist groups and beliefs and state lawmakers who support a takeover of Montana’s public lands.  It’s apparent given last week’s arrival of armed, camouflaged “constitutional advocates” in Lincoln and the armed standoff at Cliven…

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The Fundamental Difference

Genuine Support   Moffie Funk has genuine supporters, real people who are proud to lend their names to support her campaign for the Montana legislature and appear in her mail pieces.   Fakes It Liz Bangerter uses stock photos of actors paid to fake support for…

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Twelve MT Lawmakers Call for Rounding Up and Arresting Federal Officials

by Cowgirl Twelve Montana lawmakers are backing a bill to arrest any federal officials who try to implement the Affordable Care Act in Montana. The state legislators voiced their support for such a scheme in a survey from Ron Paul’s “Campaign for Liberty” TEA Party, on which they…

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Funding the Fringe

Texas Fracking Brothers Fight to Force Their Religion into Montana Laws by Backing Right-Wing Legislative Candidates by Cowgirl Two Texas fracking billionaires who own land in Montana are again funneling hundreds of millions into right-wing causes and candidates after it was revealed that the Texans were the…