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Steve Daines and the Environmental Boogeyman

Steve Daines has a new radio ad on the air, in which Daines portrays himself as the protector of the timber industry, keeping timber mills and loggers safe from “fringe environmentalists” and “extreme environmental groups.”  A narrator also describes Daines as “ranked as one of…

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Daines Has Trouble Garnering Enthusiasm

If the latest unscientific Bozeman Chronicle online poll is indeed an accurate predictor of the US Senate race in Montana, then we should expect Amanda Curtis to defeat Steve Daines this November by a comfortable margin. When I checked early yesterday, she had over 2,000 votes and…

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Flathead Memo Endorses Amanda Curtis

As James Conner writes: Amanda Curtis represents the future. Moreover, she represents the long overdue and mighty welcome resurgence of organized labor in Montana’s Democratic Party. Insofar as I can determine, she’s neither a Wall Street Democrat like Hillary Clinton, nor an acolyte of Robert…

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Nominating Convention Could Prove Tricky for Adams

The Democratic Special Nominating Convention is just two days away, and it’s likely Dirk Adams is worried.  The contest is down to two announced candidates–Adams and Butte lawmaker Amanda Curtis, since state Sen. Dave Wanzenried has withdrawn his name from consideration.  And Adams faces some heavy barriers to…

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Montana Democrats, Your Presence Is Requested…

by Cowgirl A rare, intimate variety of democracy will take its course Saturday morning at the county fairgrounds in Helena, Montana, when the Democratic Party chooses a nominee to replace John Walsh. Nobody in Montana politics can recall anything quite like this event, so it…

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How Dems Will Select a Senate Candidate

by Cowgirl This weekend, Montana democrats sent out an email outlining how the process will unfold. First, the delegates will vote on a convention chair and adopt rules for the selection process. Next, convention delegates, and convention delegates only, will nominate people they think should…

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Senate Candidate will be chosen next week

With the announcement that John Walsh has departed the Senate race, the Democratic party is planning a date TBD next week as the nominating convention for Walsh’s replacement. The “central committee” will decide the matter. This group is composed of 175 or so party officers such…

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Will Bohlinger Get Another Look?

by Cowgirl John Bohlinger said yesterday that if Walsh retires from the race, he would get in with a commitment of $10 million, the Bozeman Chronicle reported.   That’s quite a demand. There’s never a commitment of money until polling shows you in a close…

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Walsh Investigation Moves Forward

by Cowgirl It was announced last week that the War College will convene no earlier than August 15 to begin deliberating on whether or how to punish John Walsh for his plagiarism. Notably, that date falls four days after the deadline by which Democrats would…

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Bit of a Stretch

The Montana political world was upended yesterday with the revelation that that John Walsh, our U.S. Senator and candidate, wrote a college paper in which he used language verbatim that he failed to properly attribute.  He cited the sources in footnotes, but he was using…

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Steve Daines Runs Sketchy TV Ad

In case you haven’t seen it, a woman who worked for the Montana National Guard is claiming that she was discriminated against because she was refused a promotion.  She blames John Walsh, because Walsh was the head of the guard in before he was Lt….

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