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Meet the Backers of CI-105

In spite of the phony claims, barrage of folksy mailers and advertising, and guest editorials confusing the issue, CI-105 is backed by none other than John Sinrud and the Chicago-based National Association Realtors.  An outstanding letter to the editor in the Missoulian gets to the…


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The Gang’s All Here (in Billings)

While Roy Brown declares in outrage that negative campaigning is causing his wife to cry, his race has attracted a gang of Republican operatives who are slinging mud at Kendall Van Dyk. It’s worth noting that I have a blog that is read by maybe…


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Metro

Much ado about a man purse this weekend. At least we now know that it is a sensitive subject, and that numerous metro-sexuals  believe in standing up for the MP. Fair enough. I will not touch that subject again (at least not for a while)….



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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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A Bad Idea

Republicans are always saying they’re opposed to raising taxes, Roy Brown says it on his own website. But apparantly that’s not the only  thing he’s been saying.    Roy Brown also says he wants to put a tax on everything we buy.  Listen here: Sales Tax…


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Republican PSC Candidate Makes Some Funny Statements

Today’s must read post is over at the Inter-mountain Energy blog, which examines Republican PSC candidate Bill Gallahger’s claims that, among other things, the Mountain States Transmission Intertie line or MSTI will “suck all the energy out of Montana.”   The post doesn’t take a…


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Billings Republican Tells Us Whose Side He’s On

Here’s the latest ad from the Montana Democratic Party for one of Montana’s hottest state legislative races, the contest between Democratic candidate Kendall Van Dyke and Republican Roy Brown of Billings for State Senate District 25. It is one of four seats statewide that could…



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A Fact Check on GOP Attack Ads

TEA Party Republican legislative candidate Kristi Allen Gailushas has dropped her lawsuit against the Helena School district and the state Office of Public Instruction.  Now, we’re waiting to see when the rest of the Republian party will drop its false attack ads on Democratic legislative candidates….




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The Montana GOP Hypocrite of the Week Award Goes to…

Utility company owner Bill Gallagher is running for the Montana Public Service Commission to regulate Montana utilities–utilities like the one he owns, Aquaflow of Helena.  In short, Gallahger wants us to put him in a position to monitor policy and oversee regulation so as to…


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It’s About Service

What better way to gage an individual’s commitment to public service than by looking to those who have given us their time away from their lives and families and honored our country through military service.   Here are two Democratic candidates for the state legislature…