Linda McCulloch

Matthew Monforton

GOP Quits Monforton Suit to Close Primary

Last year, Matthew Monforton, the Tea Party agitator and legislator in Bozeman, filed a lawsuit seeking to require all primary voters in Montana to register by party. His clients were the members of the lunatic Republican committee of Ravalli County. The idea was to prevent…


Montana to Get New Lt. Governor

As everyone knows by now, it was announced Monday morning that the lieutenant governor, Angela McLean, is departing to take a job at the Office of Higher Education. In her new job she will be Director of American Indian and Minority Achievement & K-12 Partnerships…


MT Commissioner of Political Practices Issues Campaign Violations Decision on Stanford, Dartmouth Fake Mailer Scandal, Refers Profs to County Prosecutor

The MT Commissioner of Political Practices has issued a decision that the scandal in which Stanford “researchers,” along with a researcher at Dartmouth College, sent 100,000 fake “voter guides” into Montana, with the look and feel of official state voter guides. You can see the fake voter guides at the Flathead Memo here….

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Evidence of Past Deceptive Practices from Mailergate Profs Uncovered

Today, the Chronicle of Higher Education is reporting that one of the three “researchers” involved in mailergate has a history of shady, deceptive, and unethical “research” practices.  The article noted: …a previous study co-authored by Mr. Dropp, who is an assistant professor of government at Dartmouth, in…

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New Ad for LR-126

The committee that is fighting against LR-126 (the Tea Party ballot measure to repeal election day registration) has put out a new video. You can watch it here. Featured are Montana voters, including a military veteran and native American, as well as the Secretary of…

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Senate Candidate will be chosen next week

With the announcement that John Walsh has departed the Senate race, the Democratic party is planning a date TBD next week as the nominating convention for Walsh’s replacement. The “central committee” will decide the matter. This group is composed of 175 or so party officers such…

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Election Information Feed and Links

Here’s a link to the Secretary of State Linda McCulloch’s election results website: And the live Twitter feed for #mtpol for political and election updates via Twitter: Tweets about “#mtpol”

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REPORT: Montana Elections Among Best Run in Nation

A recent report released by The Pew Charitable Trusts ranks Montana elections as the 11th best in the nation under Secretary of State Linda McCulloch. The report also calls for implementation of McCulloch’s plan for online voter registration, which would make access to voting a lot…

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Baucus to China

The big news today is that Max Baucus is Obama’s choice for ambassador to China. On the one hand it’s surprising, because Max has shown signs of slowing down in recent years