Dirk Adams


Adams Backs Bruce in Unlikely Campaign for MDP Chair

A woman named Louise Bruce has announced that she is running for Chair of the Montana Democratic Party.  The announcement was actually made by one of her backers, the former candidate Dirk Adams, who ran for Senate and lost to Amanda Curtis in the shortened Democratic…

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Friday Quicktakes

Bullock Vetoes Trapping Bill Governor Bullock has vetoed a bill that attempted to expand trapping in Montana. It was the right thing to do. In 2004, Montana passed a constitutional amendment protecting the right to harvest big game. Fish and game, however, cannot be trapped….

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Dirk Adams Unloads on Democrats

Dirk Adams, who lost in the primary to John Walsh and then to Amanda Curtis in the special nominating convention this summer, recently mailed a five page screed to Montana Democrats, explaining why the election was lost, how it could have been won, and where…

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Nominating Convention Could Prove Tricky for Adams

The Democratic Special Nominating Convention is just two days away, and it’s likely Dirk Adams is worried.  The contest is down to two announced candidates–Adams and Butte lawmaker Amanda Curtis, since state Sen. Dave Wanzenried has withdrawn his name from consideration.  And Adams faces some heavy barriers to…

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Montana Democrats, Your Presence Is Requested…

by Cowgirl A rare, intimate variety of democracy will take its course Saturday morning at the county fairgrounds in Helena, Montana, when the Democratic Party chooses a nominee to replace John Walsh. Nobody in Montana politics can recall anything quite like this event, so it…

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Senate Candidate will be chosen next week

With the announcement that John Walsh has departed the Senate race, the Democratic party is planning a date TBD next week as the nominating convention for Walsh’s replacement. The “central committee” will decide the matter. This group is composed of 175 or so party officers such…

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Will Bohlinger Get Another Look?

by Cowgirl John Bohlinger said yesterday that if Walsh retires from the race, he would get in with a commitment of $10 million, the Bozeman Chronicle reported.   That’s quite a demand. There’s never a commitment of money until polling shows you in a close…

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GUEST POST: Why I’m Running

[This is a guest post from the second of a series of pieces submitted by the U.S. Senate candidates.  Still to come, a guest post by John Walsh.  The Cowgirl Blog welcomes editorial submissions from candidates in other races and from guest writers, and any…

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Dem Party Makes Surprising Endorsement in Primary

We learned this week that the Democratic Party executive board, in a meeting earlier this month, voted to endorse John Walsh in his primary.  This left John Bohlinger and Dirk Adams out in the cold, and they are crying foul. The Party rules disfavor endorsements…

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Choices for Everyone

The John Bohlinger and Dirk Adams campaigns are naturally pushing hard on Steve Bullock not to appoint John Walsh, the lieutenant Governor, to the US Senate to fill the vacancy left by Max Baucus.

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Walsh Jumps Into U.S. Senate Race

When the likes of Steve Daines and other young conservatives were excitedly and breathlessly proclaiming the need to invade Iraq in 2003, people like John Walsh were dutifully donning their uniforms, grabbing their weapons, and making their way over to the desert to do the…

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