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Johnson Exploring Run

A Montana Republican who once campaigned for office from an alcohol rehab facility has announced that he is formally exploring a run for Governor in 2016.  Brad Johnson was Secretary of State from 2004-2008, and is now a public service commissioner. He’s been clean since…


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Gubernatorial Story, Speculation Raises Questions

Chuck Johnson reported today that GOP PSC Commissioner Brad Johnson is running for Governor. While this is somewhat interesting in itself, given Johnson’s history, the piece of the story that struck me the most was this bit: Rumors persist that Greg Gianforte, of Bozeman, the founder…


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Few Surprises on Election Night

The votes are in and the favorites generally won their races last night.  Walsh, Lewis, Zinke, Daines. Resources were mattered.  Zinke and Walsh had them, and it made the difference.  Matt Rosendale was a bit surprising given that he spent about even with Zinke, but…


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Urgent Emergency

As you all know, Montana Republicans are a nativist and xenophobic crew, who hurl “out-of-state” as a nasty insult and love to tout the number of generations back that their lineage has lived in Montana.  Many a pale chest is thumped mightily as if these…


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News About Federal Races

 The news this week is that Corey Stapleton is jumping ship to the US House race after receiving word from Steve Daines, or a Daines team member, that Daines will be running for Senate.  Stapleton had declared his status as a Senate candidate earlier in…


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Johnson Defends Illegal Bonuses

The Billings Gazette has endorsed Linda McCulloch for Secretary of State this week.  The endorsement isn’t suprising.  McCulloch has done a great job in the office. What is suprising is that Brad Johnson is still trying to defend his sullied record. Johnson looted the SOS…


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Sign of the Times

It seems that Brad Johnson has not abandoned his campaign for secretary of state after all.  Well, not entirely anyway. A Brad Johnson yard sign appeared this week. But there’s one small problem. The sign reads “re-elect Johnson for Secretary of State.”  Johnson is not the…





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The Assman Raiseth

Steve Bullock blew Rick Hill out of the water this fundraising period, raising almost twice what Hill raised, the Billings Gazette reports this week.  That doesn’t surprise me, because Hill has baggage and GOP activists and donors have steadily been learning about it. But the…


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“Knee-Walking Drunk” Endorses Open Container Guy

Bitterroot state senator Jim Shockley’s citation earlier this year for drinking canned red beer while driving inspired the Republican to step down from his position. (He chaired the legislative committee drafting tougher DUI laws.)  But, it didn’t stop him from accepting the endorsement of former Senator Conrad Burns…