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McDonald Faces Rehberg in Home Field Debate Tonight

Tonight, Dennis McDonald, Democratic challenger for Montana’s congressional seat, will take on GOP incumbent Dennis Rehberg, at a debate at the Montana Farmers Union Annual Meeting, held at 4:00p.m. at the Heritage Inn, 1700 Fox Farm Road, Great Falls. Dennis McDonald has invited supporters from across the…

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Worst Political Ad of the Week – Sign Wars Edition

Here we see Dale Peterson, a Republican candidate for the position of Alabama Ag Commissioner use precious ad time to accuse his opponents of stealing his yard signs. Seems the ad didn’t work so well, as this subsequent ad is evidence that this individual appears…

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AG Bullock Walks the Walk

Montana’s Attorney General Steve Bullock has a record of standing up for people of all income levels, that’s probably part of why he wanted become our Attorney General — to run the agency in charge of protecting Montana consumers.   So when Steve sets up…

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The Season’s Worst Political Ad

You just have to watch this to believe it.  The what not to do of the election cycle, this Minnesota gubernatorial candidate goes all out to make his electability problems front and center in his campaign and in his platform. Rob Hahn has come under…

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Tea Party Leader Struggles To Explain UN-Helena School Health Conspiracy

Jim Walker, the chairman of the Big Sky Tea Party Association board post-Ravndal and Allen-Gailushas, has argued that a proposed new curriculum to teach students about health and nutrition is based on United Nations’ established philosophies with an emphasis on development of “global citizens” while intentionally…

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Complete Disaster

The minute you record the ad that starts with “I am not a witch,” you know your campaign is over.  But that’s the least of TEA Party Republican Christine O’Donnell’s problems.  She’s  got watchdog groups saying she’s misusing and misreporting campaign donations.  Sound familiar? She’s…

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This Week’s Worst Political Ad

The so-called “values voter” movement knows they are out of touch,  that’s why they are trying to rebrand themselves as standing for “American principles” rather than “family values” these days, as is evident in this week’s worst political ad. But the fact is, the Americans…

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U of M Students School the Helena IR

Want to be an informed voter and responsible citizen by reading information about candidates and elections, but find that your address ends with the words Helena, MT (the capitol city, yet paradoxically the black hole of any political news and candidate information courtesy of Randy…

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Cool New Voter Info, Ballot Tracking Site

How cool is this? For the first time in Montana, voters can access voter information and track their ballots online. Montana ballots were mailed out yesterday. If you vote by mail, you can now check to make sure your ballot arrives and is counted.  Montana…

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What’s With the Resurgence of Right-Wing Organizing?

We’ve seen a big uptick lately in Montana in right-wing anger, bigotry, and activity.   Perhaps most frightening are the slate of far-right candidates this year, and the actions of those who are supporting them. If you’ve been wondering why here, why now, or just…

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