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GUEST POST: Testimony Winds Down in Corruption Trial

By John S. Adams, Montana Free Press

The Montana Free Press is a statewide, independent, nonprofit source for in-depth Montana news, information, and analysis. Visit montanafreepress.org for more information.  

HELENA — State Rep. Art Wittich, the man accused of accepting illegal in-kind contributions and services from conservative nonprofit groups during his 2010 Senate race, took the witness stand in his own defense Thursday in Lewis and Clark County District Court.

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GUEST POST: Motl Takes the Stand in Wittich Corruption Trial

By John S. Adams, Montana Free Press The Montana Free Press is a statewide, independent, nonprofit source for in-depth Montana news, information, and analysis. Visit montanafreepress.org for more information.   HELENA — Montana Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl took the witness stand Wednesday in the jury trial of…

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Art Wittich on trial for corruption.

GUEST POST: Wittich Corruption Trial Underway

By John S. Adams, Montana Free Press The Montana Free Press is a statewide, independent, nonprofit source for in-depth Montana news, information, and analysis. Visit montanafreepress.org for more information. A highly anticipated civil trial to determine whether Bozeman Republican Rep. Art Wittich violated campaign practice laws during…

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GUEST POST: Wittich Corruption Trial Begins Today

By John S. Adams, Montana Free Press The Montana Free Press is a statewide, independent, nonprofit source for in-depth Montana news, information, and analysis. Visit montanafreepress.org for more information After more than two years of allegations, counter-claims, investigations, and back-and-forth legal maneuverings, the high-profile campaign practices lawsuit…

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GUEST POST: A Recap of the Wittich Corruption Trial

by John S. Adams, Montana Free Press
The Montana Free Press is a statewide, independent, nonprofit source for in-depth Montana news, information, and analysis. Visit montanafreepress.org for more information.  

Rarely does a civil lawsuit garner the level of statewide attention as the ongoing legal battle between Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl and Republican State Rep. Art Wittich.

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The problem with Gianforte’s “pledge”

Last week came the long awaited and grandiose announcement of Greg Gianforte’s candidacy for Governor, with big thematics about low wages in Montana. But on his first full day as a candidate, he decided to play small ball, showing up to the state Capitol and…

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GOP Strangely Silent on Americans Number One Fear

Montana Republicans are seeking to make hay over Americans’ fears when it serves their political ambitions by drumming up xenophobic sentiments to drive right-wing policies – even though the Montana legislature – and all state government officials, have exactly zero power to make refugee decisions. However,…

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Moderate Republican Files Challenge to Art Wittich

A Bozeman Republican who served 12 years on the Bozeman School board has filed to run in the legislative seat currently held by the embattled TEA Party legislator, Rep. Art Wittich, which is House District 68.  As the Bozeman Chronicle reported of Republican Bruce Grubb’s announcement, he’s running against…

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NEW REPORT: 100 Plus GOPers on Record Opposing Citizens United, Including Many Montanans

As the U.S. Senate gets ready to vote today on a proposed constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and allow for overall campaign spending limits, a new report shows it isn’t just democrats who oppose Citizens United.  There is increasing Republican support across the country…

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Something Smells in Park County

A former  TEA Party Republican legislator is trying to get some special treatment under the law this week. Former state lawmaker Pat Wagman trying to get a judge to let him be prosecuted by his fellow TEA Partier and local GOP candidate for legislature –…

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