Christine Kaufmann

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Wednesday Quicktakes

Here’s what you need to know today in Montana politics. What are they afraid of? The Utah Catholic Conference and Utah’s Catholic bishops have been strong and vocal supporters of expanding Medicaid in Utah for years. The Most Reverend, Bishop of Salt Lake City John…

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GUEST POST: Bookends

by Sen. Mary Sheehy Moe (D-Great Falls)   The bookends on the 7th week of the 64th session of the Montana legislature reveal what discriminating taste we Montanans have. Deliberations on the Senate floor last Monday began with a noble but doomed attempt by the…

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His Heart Just Isn’t In It

Frank admissions of doubt from one Helena City Commission candidate make the Helena Vigilante’s profile on the capital city commission races an interesting read. Here’s incumbent commissioner Dan Ellison: Let me start by saying I didn’t have a burning desire to run for reelection. Ok. So with…

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Wrong Side of History

by Cowgirl Montana lawmakers who have spent the entirety of their paltry careers voting against equality now find themselves on the wrong side of history.  In the wake of the upcoming supreme court decision on equal marriage, no one who reads a newspaper can come…

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These Women are Concerned

The Concerned Women for America carpet-bagged through Montana today.  A bus tour for the right-wing group stopped in Helena and other Montana towns following stops at Chick-fil-A restaurants and “parking lots near Chick-Fil-A”s in states with targeted U.S. Senate seats. For those not yet familiar with…

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This is smart

The Montana Women Pipeline Project just announced its endorsed candidates for this November’s legislative races. The Pipeline describes itself as sort of a local Montana version of Emily’s List (which supports pro-choice women Democratic candidates) This group works to elect progressive Democratic women in Montana.  It…

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