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AFP/Koch Brothers Threaten Montana Elected Officials

  An ultimatum has been issued. Either Montana legislators do as the Koch Brothers’ minions demand or they will be punished. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports AFP staffer David Herbst threatened legislators while testifying on a proposed minimum wage increase. Herbst told legislators that if…

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Millions of Montanans to Attempt to Learn Social Media

The embattled Koch brother’s astroturf group Americans for Prosperity hopes to staunch the skewering they’ve been receiving in Montana for the last year or so by trying to make their members a more social media savvy. A “Social Media Warrior” training will be hosted by…

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AFP Staffer Charged with Rape at Frat House

The Bozeman Chronicle is reporting today that A man has been charged with raping a woman at a Montana State University fraternity last year. On Monday, the Gallatin County Attorney’s Office filed a felony sexual intercourse without consent charge against Evan Koch after the rape…

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AFP Stumbles in Attempt to Defend Itself from Ridicule

The Koch front-group Americans for Prosperity has been the subject of  some well-deserved mockery. This week, an attempt by the group to defend itself from the latest ridicule over their “legislative scorecard” has gone laughably awry again. Here’s what happened. State Representative Moffie Funk, a popular Helena Democrat…

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Koch Bloggers Caught Lying About Tester

Montana Republicans Also Demonstrate Ignorance of Ethics Laws (Oh, and Flub Another Attempt to Manufacture an Attack on Dems…)

Well, this is embarrassing.  The paid Koch Brothers bloggers at “Media Trackers” have been busted lying about Sen. Tester. The bloggers claimed that Tester had attended some high dollar fundraiser based entirely on a Tweet, which got it wrong.

Senator Tester didn’t attend this fundraiser that Republicans and Media Trackers are making a stink about. Senator Tester was in D.C. voting that day.  How do I know?  Because the
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Koch Brothers Shamed for Profiting from Government Subsidies

This week, Montana’s former governor Brian Schweitzer penned an op-ed in the state’s major dailies pointing out that the Koch brothers– who are bankrolling an effort to block health care for Montana’s poorest citizens–rake in millions in government subsidies for their Beaverhead Ranch in Dillon and make…

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Montana Astroturf Strategy Backfires on Koch Brothers

This was a bad week for the Koch Brothers in Montana. Their astroturf “group,” Americans for Prosperity, is fighting Medicaid Expansion.  That’s right–the Koch Brothers, who are worth $50 Billion – each,  are trying to ensure that someone who makes $15,000 is not able to…

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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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Managing Expectations

Incumbent GOP Chair Will Deschamps says he has a bold vision that will lift his party like “a phoenix rising from the ashes.” But conspicuously absent from Deschamps’ win goals are the the U.S. senate race and a Daines’ re-election campaign. Instead, the GOP is aiming a little lower…

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