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Rehberg DOH! Moment: McDonald Ad Catches Karl Rove’s Attention

Word is that Dennis McDonald’s recent television ad, Millionaire, has started to gain some notoriety among the Republican elite.  Here’s the ad: According to a McDonald press release, a source within the Republican Party says that Karl Rove has acknowledged that he’s seen Dennis McDonald’s…


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Desperate Times

Gary MacLaren, who resigned recently as treasurer for the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee over false negative attack mailers has been replaced as treasurer by Jake Eaton, former executive director of the Montana Republican Party who was at the center of the national scandal that erupted when…


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Analysis of the Lewis & Clark County Commission Race

This week, the Montana Conservation Voters came out with a last minute endorsement of Mike Murray for the Lewis and Clark County Commissioner’s seat.  The decision was a smart move on the part of the Conservation Voters, who have been effective players in the 2010…


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Licking Its Chops

Juan Williams has been fired from NPR for saying that when he gets on a plane and sees someone in full Muslim religious dress, he gets nervous. He has since taken a $2 million payout from FoxNews, since as we know, that network makes it…


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Top Republican Resigns Over Negative Mail

The Ravalli Republic is reporting today that State Rep. Gary MacLaren resigned from the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee, humiliated over the fact that his name appeared on mailers that the RLCC has sent out, dirtily attacking Democratic legislative candidates by absurdly trying to link them with…


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Most Revealing Republican Interview

A fine reporting job by Richard Hanners of the Whitefish Pilot, who had the good sense to let TEA Party Republican Derek Skees’ own, unfiltered words tell the story. One item of particular interest, Skees says the Civil War wasn’t fought over slavery: He also…


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Obvious Bias in Billings Coverage

Every Republican candidate in Montana is walking around saying that the problem is the Democrats’ spending and taxes in Helena.  Of course, anybody who actually informs themselves in a smart way knows that this is the complete opposite of reality.  Montanans waited for thirty years…


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No Elections Needed

Jerry O’Neil, Republican candidate for the legislature in the Columbia Falls area’s House District 3 running against Democrat Zac Perry, doesn’t appear to be a big fan of the right to vote. Here’s a telling exchange from the legislative archives in which Jerry O’Neil, the…


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The Montana GOP Hypocrite of the Week Award Goes To…

….State Senator Jeff Essmann (R-Billings) Essmann Embarrasses Montana Very unfortunate incident in Billings two days ago. Like most Republicans, Jeff Essmann, State Senator from Billings, religiously professes to be concerned about jobs, taxes, spending and the economy–unless, heaven forbid, it would require him to be…



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Cowgirl Flashback: Geese, 2004

Here is the story that the Billings Gazette ran when John Kerry made an ass of himself a few days before the election in 2004, going out and getting a photo-op with a few dead geese. Remind you of anyone we know? This article will…


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Another Flathead County Republican’s Behavior in Question

Word on the street in Whitefish is that Pam Holmquist, current Republican candidate for Flathead County Commissioner, ran for County Commissioner two years ago to represent the southwest quadrant of the valley.  She and her husband, Wesley, live in that district, and have for many…