Election 2010


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Live Blogging the Election

MontanaVotes2010 will be live-blogging the election today. They have a Facebook and Twitter, @MTVotes2010, as well.  And don’t forget to sign up for Secretary of State Linda McCulloch’s Twitter updates @SOSMcCulloch.


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Zac Perry: Education, Community, Commitment

Guest Post by Barry B. Conger, Columbia Falls Dear House District Three Voters: Election day looms near. There is an awful lot of noise out there right now about national races, but in the end, what really effects our everyday lives happens a lot closer…



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Hardhitting Mailer: Bigot in Bozeman

A mailer in Bozeman has surfaced, calling Tom Burnett, the Tea Party Candidate, a bigot because he told gay people that they are the equivalent of people who practice beastiality, incest, and pedophilia. (What is pictured here is not the mailer, if someone has a…


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Pro-Rehberg Garbage In the Mail

Thought you might like this mailer that landed last week from the Safari Club. (Apparently they like to shoot gorillas and polar bears and have the taxpayers subsidize their hunting trips with a tax write-off, according to their Wikipedia listing). The ammo ban vicious rumor…


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Courage Under Fire

Three cheers to Flathead County Commissioner Joe Brenneman for not taking the bait offered to him by Chuck Denowh’s Better Government PAC. When Denowh paid close to $5000 to five different Flathead Valley radio stations to attack Brenneman in his re-election bid, Brenneman countered with…


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Slime in the Flathead

Here it is. The biggest piece of slime that slithers across the state moving and laundering money and attacking democrats with lies. These guys raise massive among of corporate money and funnel it into various dishonest activities.  Here’s what happened when the slime slimed his…


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Perfect Choice for GOP Leader

The bad news about the infamous attack mailers coming from Republicans, desperately trying to link state Democrats to Obama with no evidence, is that politics has degraded into a zero-truth game. Say anything, facts are optional. The good news is that the man behind them,…


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Rehberg DOH! Moment: McDonald Ad Catches Karl Rove’s Attention

Word is that Dennis McDonald’s recent television ad, Millionaire, has started to gain some notoriety among the Republican elite.  Here’s the ad: According to a McDonald press release, a source within the Republican Party says that Karl Rove has acknowledged that he’s seen Dennis McDonald’s…


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Desperate Times

Gary MacLaren, who resigned recently as treasurer for the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee over false negative attack mailers has been replaced as treasurer by Jake Eaton, former executive director of the Montana Republican Party who was at the center of the national scandal that erupted when…


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Analysis of the Lewis & Clark County Commission Race

This week, the Montana Conservation Voters came out with a last minute endorsement of Mike Murray for the Lewis and Clark County Commissioner’s seat.  The decision was a smart move on the part of the Conservation Voters, who have been effective players in the 2010…


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Most Revealing Republican Interview

A fine reporting job by Richard Hanners of the Whitefish Pilot, who had the good sense to let TEA Party Republican Derek Skees’ own, unfiltered words tell the story. One item of particular interest, Skees says the Civil War wasn’t fought over slavery: He also…


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Obvious Bias in Billings Coverage

Every Republican candidate in Montana is walking around saying that the problem is the Democrats’ spending and taxes in Helena.  Of course, anybody who actually informs themselves in a smart way knows that this is the complete opposite of reality.  Montanans waited for thirty years…