Max Baucus

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Choices for Everyone

The John Bohlinger and Dirk Adams campaigns are naturally pushing hard on Steve Bullock not to appoint John Walsh, the lieutenant Governor, to the US Senate to fill the vacancy left by Max Baucus.


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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




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Poll: Daines in Trouble

A public opinion poll was released today showing that Congressman Steve Daines has an abysmal 39% job approval rating. The poll is conducted annually by Montana State University professors and students, in Billings. Steve Bullock has a strong rating at 53%. Baucus and Tester are…


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Again in Butte, the Titans of Industry

Max Baucus is starred in his own show this week, the Economic Summit in Butte, with headlines describing the firepower he’s brought in, the impressive list of CEOs. It makes Baucus look powerful, and of course a big event in a Montana city is good…


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Syria and Montana’s Vote

I’m tempted to have a violent, allergic reaction to the President’s advocacy of using force in Syria, given our hangover from the Iraq War, given that the Assad family has been killing Syrians wrongfully, tens or even hundreds of thousands of them, with conventional weapons…




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New Ad Up in Montana on Background Checks

by Cowgirl This morning the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) has launched a new TV ad pressuring Max Baucus to support background checks for gun sales, something over 79% of Montanans support according to the post recent Montana-specific poll. Starting tomorrow, the ad will run for…


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A Difference Between Democrats and the GOP in Montana These Days…

…Is enthusiasm, and can be illustrated by the following juxtaposition: On the day that the news broke about Max Baucus’s decision to retire, several national groups, including Howard Dean and his outfit Democracy for America, Daily Kos, and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee began circulating…


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Baucus to Leave Senate; Will Schweitzer Step Up?

by Cowgirl So Max has answered the question about his future. News broke this morning that he willl not run for relection, and will instead retire at the end of ’14 to his new home in Bozeman.  We wish Max well in his retirement. So…


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The Ninety-One Percent

Baucus weighs in on Obamachecks and Obamacare by Cowgirl Today Max Baucus today voted against Obama’s bill that would require background checks for gun purchases. The bill failed.  Federal law already requires these checks to take place, and they are run instantaneously at gun shops when…


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Foley Blasts Williams at Confirmation

by Cowgirl Pat Williams faced a Senate panel yesterday, for his confirmation for appointment to the board of regents. Testifying against Williams was none other than Jim Foley, the former Vice President of the University of Montana who was a central figure in the campus…