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FACT CHECK: Supreme Court Smear Machine Uses Fear and Lies to Distract from Juras’ Inexperience

The choice between Dirk Sandefur and Kristen Juras for the Montana Supreme Court race couldn’t be an easier one: Dirk Sandefur is well-qualified.  He’s a 3-term State District Judge in one of Montana’s busiest and most populous districts –and before that he was a prosecutor and a police officer.  He’s got decades of experience Kristen Juras just does not have. He’s been endorsed by 50 Montana judges, she zero. 

Since Juras can’t run on experience, enter the same dark money group set up to flood the last three Supreme Court elections with misinformation and deceit.

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The Juras Campaign’s Barefaced Embrace

Some Montana voters and politicos pretty much ignore the Montana Supreme Court non-partisan judicial races until the very last minute, when they ask their favorite lawyer how to vote.  2016 Montana Supreme Court Candidate Kristin Juras may be betting on this trend. Anyone who is…

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Media, Financial Moguls funded Illegal Campaign Group

List includes a handful of wealthy out-of-state landowners with interest in Supreme Court litigation If you smell a stench, it’s probably from the breaking news today that the names of the donors to the Montana Growth Network–a dark money group that spent $878,000 to elect…

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Cowgirl Blog’s Top Posts of 2014

Happy New Year readers and tipsters.  Here’s a recap of the top ten Cowgirl Blog posts from 2014. 10. TEA Party Leader Jason Priest Arrested. Cowgirl Blog was the first to report this story. Priest was an important figure because he is the rebel leader in…

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The TEA Party Revolving Door is in Full Swing in Montana

When top campaign staff and senior congressional staffers swing in and out of the TEA Party front groups working to influence elections and congressional votes, so do inside information, strategic decisions, money and special access for the TEA Party. Some call it a form of corruption….

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Political Quick Hits

Closed Primaries At the Flathead Memo, James Conner explains why Republicans are unlikely to adopt Monforton’s closed primary resolution.  As usual, it’s a good analysis. Freedom Fighters At the Missoula Independent, reporter Ted McDermott has an incredible piece on a Montana militia member who organized militia…

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