elections 2010

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A Few Random Thoughts About the Election

First, it is important to say to the legislative candidates and staff who helped with the campaigns that they worked hard and should be proud o their efforts. After all, it’s virtually impossible, especially in a year when Republicans are charged up with rage and…

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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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Blackout in Whitefish

Word on the street in Stumptown is that the folks in Whitefish who are trying to spread the message about Derek Skees’ very worrisome associations, including his attendance at a conference that featured an anti-semitic speaker and a buncha militia guys, have hit a roadblock…

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Rehberg’s Fundraising Report

Denny Rehberg’s campaign fundraising and expense report has just come out, and it looks like Denny might have gone on another bender. The report contains enormous sums of food and drink expense entries like “Montana Lil’s Casino-$95” or “Congressional Liquor–$25”, or “Capitol Grille, $1795.” All…

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The Gang’s All Here (in Billings)

While Roy Brown declares in outrage that negative campaigning is causing his wife to cry, his race has attracted a gang of Republican operatives who are slinging mud at Kendall Van Dyk. It’s worth noting that I have a blog that is read by maybe…

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McDonald Faces Rehberg in Home Field Debate Tonight

Tonight, Dennis McDonald, Democratic challenger for Montana’s congressional seat, will take on GOP incumbent Dennis Rehberg, at a debate at the Montana Farmers Union Annual Meeting, held at 4:00p.m. at the Heritage Inn, 1700 Fox Farm Road, Great Falls. Dennis McDonald has invited supporters from across the…

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Billings Republican Tells Us Whose Side He’s On

Here’s the latest ad from the Montana Democratic Party for one of Montana’s hottest state legislative races, the contest between Democratic candidate Kendall Van Dyke and Republican Roy Brown of Billings for State Senate District 25. It is one of four seats statewide that could…

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The Montana GOP Hypocrite of the Week Award Goes to…

Utility company owner Bill Gallagher is running for the Montana Public Service Commission to regulate Montana utilities–utilities like the one he owns, Aquaflow of Helena.  In short, Gallahger wants us to put him in a position to monitor policy and oversee regulation so as to…

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It’s About Service

What better way to gage an individual’s commitment to public service than by looking to those who have given us their time away from their lives and families and honored our country through military service.   Here are two Democratic candidates for the state legislature…

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Worst Political Ad of the Week – Sign Wars Edition

Here we see Dale Peterson, a Republican candidate for the position of Alabama Ag Commissioner use precious ad time to accuse his opponents of stealing his yard signs. Seems the ad didn’t work so well, as this subsequent ad is evidence that this individual appears…

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