2014 Senate Race

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Baucus v. Schweitzer, in a New Poll

by Cowgirl You no doubt have seen by now that Public Policy Polling, a national polling firm, released a poll measuring a hypothetical Baucus-Schweitzer primary contest.  The poll shows that Schweitzer would beat Baucus by twenty points.  Nate Silver wrote today in the New York…

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Stapleton Jumps In

  by Cowgirl Corey Stapleton, former state senator from Billings, has thrown his hat into the ring for US Senate, for the right to challenge Max Baucus in the race.  Stapleton turned in a fair effort for Governor in 2012, but ran out of steam…

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Baucus Took $40,000 from Koch Brothers

I just learned this a few days ago, but Koch industries is listed as one Max Baucus’s largest donors.   The company is listed as having  contributed $40,000 to Baucus since 2005.  That puts him in an exclusive club: with Paul Ryan, Michelle Bachmann, Mitch…

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Baucus Wants Corporate Money Out of Politics

I hate to kick a guy when he’s down, but not if he is asking for it.  It is really absurd that Max Baucus has now jumped on the anti-Citizens United bandwagon. A few days ago, a Montana democrat forwarded to me an e-mail from Max…

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Poll Says Montanans Like What They See from Schweitzer

Brian Schweitzer got high marks today in a new poll released by Public Policy Polling (PPP), which said he’s among the most popular governors in America at 52 percent positive job approval. Curiously, the poll also said that Schweitzer would likely carry the state of…

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Senate Intrigue in 2014

According to the Public Policy Polling group, Max Baucus is, at 37%, the least popular Senator in America currently.  That’s not a good place to be, even though he has three years to recover before re-election. Things are definitely uphill for Max. If he can’t…

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New Poll Looks at a Baucus v. Schweitzer Primary

The Public Policy Polling Group has put out a tantalizing poll for those of us who enjoy the parlor game of Montana political punditing. The poll shows Brian Schweitzer beating Max Baucus decisively 51-34 in a hypothetical 2014 Democratic primary match-up. This means Baucus’s bad…

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Montana Poll Reveals Undressed Wounds

Time heals all wounds, the saying goes, but perhaps not when it comes to rehabilitating Montana Senator Max Baucus’s poll numbers after public views of the health care bill became what they are. According to a new Public Policy Polling survey, the 70-year-old incumbent’s rating…

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The IR Enters the Gossip Game

Not to be outdone by the all-new Montana Cowgirl blog, the normally comatose and politically tone-deaf Independent Record editorial staff has wisely allowed it’s able political reporter to get into the gossip game. Jay wrote up a short post about it earlier. This weekend, Chuck…

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