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News About Federal Races

 The news this week is that Corey Stapleton is jumping ship to the US House race after receiving word from Steve Daines, or a Daines team member, that Daines will be running for Senate.  Stapleton had declared his status as a Senate candidate earlier in…


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2014 Field Shaping Up

Now that Schweitzer will be on the homestead and not the hustings, what will the field of candidates look like in 2014, for either Senate or House, assuming Steve Daines runs for Senate?  Anyone looking for a ticket to DC needs to get in the…


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Schweitzer Takes a Pass on Senate

Brian Schweitzer surprised the state of Montana today when he announced that he would not be running for Senate.  It’s surprising because he was such a heavy favorite.  But it’s unsurprising too, because he has long maligned the US Senate as a do-nothing institution that…


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Sports-minded and Fun

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was forced to come out yesterday and plead with fellow Republicans to be more “circumspect” when they talk about guns. “It’s not helpful” for GOP lawmakers to be speaking publicly about some of their ideas right now, he said.  Boehner’s pleading…


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GOP Legislator Junkets Exposed

Today, new evidence of the extent to which Montana’s legislature has been corrupted by out-of-state corporate interests has come to light.  Citizen advocates have released documents showing that several Montana legislators received all-expense paid junkets where they were wined and dined by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)….


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Hill, Rehberg Have Time for Reflection

Several things are going through Rick Hill’s and Denny Rehberg’s minds today.  First, he is wondering why he ignored the old adage, “pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered.” Taking the $500,000 donation in circumvention of Montana law–even though the law was in a state…



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Baucus Begins 2014 Campaign

Max Baucus has purchased $25,000 of radio ads that will air in the next weeks as Tax Day approaches, highlighting his role in the federal payroll tax cut, the Billings Gazette reported. Pundits are saying that this is the beginning of his re-election bid, and…


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Case Dismissed

The Republican Party was rebuffed last week, when the state’s top constitutional lawyer dismissed the GOP’s longstanding ethics complaint against Schweitzer. The complaint alleged that the Governor had broken the law because he ran a public service announcement during an election year, using state funds…



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Sonju Takes #2

So Jon Sonju is Rick Hill’s running mate. Not much is known about Sonju other than that he is tall, not a bad looking fellow, and is the scion of the Sonju industries family in Kalispell. And that he is a state senator. And, that…


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Political Quick Hits

 Pass the Caviar, Congressman Hill We know that former GOP Congressman Rick Hill’s campaign for Governor has made some questionable expenditures. But champagne, really? If this is how the campaign spends money, I’d hate to see what they do with our tax dollars.   Rehberg…


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No Love

In an email to supporters on September 9th, in which he talked about “starting to feel the chill of fall in the air” and questioned “Where did summer go?,” former Congressman Rick Hill said “In the coming weeks you’ll see my campaign name a running…