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GUEST POST: No Bigot For Montana Governor

by Dan Laurie

Dan Lourie lives in Bozeman. He is a lifetime activist for peace,  justice and equality, and has written to newspapers since 1964. 

Newly announced Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte recently had a coming out party in Bozeman. Several of us who disapprove of his candidacy held an opposition rally in the street, displaying signs bearing reasons for opposing his candidacy. One sign, I’m told, angered a supporter of the candidate: “No Bigots For Montana Governor.”

Always a believer in the adage “if the shoe fits, wear it” I looked up “bigot” in the dictionary.

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Nutjobs Only Need Apply

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Hardhitting Mailer: Bigot in Bozeman

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Bozeman At Risk of Electing Militia Candidate

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