Steve Bullock

CG Polling Average, 10/31: Bullock Up 7

Here is the new Cowgirl Polling Average, a rolling average of a half-dozen polls in the last two weeks up through Monday 10/31 whose results have been obtained by the Cowgirl Blog: Bullock 48.1 Gianforte 41.5 Dunlap 3.8 Undecided 6.6 This average includes a collection of…


GUEST POST: Time for Montana to shout, “Not in our town”

by Jael Kampfe

4th Generation Montanan, retired rancher, Believer in Kindness

I remember growing up.

My grandfather, Bill Mackay Sr.’s Eisenhower Republican values wove around the dinner table connecting us like matching china.  Value local people and local control.  Serve.  Reach across the aisle.   The best legislation requires compromise.  Be kind.  Your words matter.


Greg Gianforte

Bad Day for Gianforte; Slammed by Chronicle for Fake Headlines

The recurrent Montana State University-Billings poll was published Tuesday and shows Steve Bullock with a commanding lead,12 points at 44-32, and so it looks like the Governor is in strong shape. Gianforte’s negative campaign has been largely ineffective and this new poll is a deflating…


MT Political News Round Up

  Where states expanded Medicaid low-income insurance options improved, so did results – and the economy Read the full study by an actual medical journal (not some Koch Brothers group) here. Reuters Mormons’ distaste for Donald Trump puts Utah up for grabs says the New York Times…


Leading Prediction Site says Bullock is 80% to Win

by Cowgirl Good news for Montana democrats, and indeed Montanans.  Predictwise, a leading aggregator of predictive market data, says that Steve Bullock has an 80% chance of being elected.  This number is based on a range of polling data, expert predictions, data from betting and odds-making sites,…


Takes On A Plane

Recently, the Billings Gazette broke the news that the Governor had been criticized. Groundbreaking stuff. It seems there is a second political party; one to which Governor Steve Bullock does not belong, which is scrambling to find chinks in the armor of the very popular…


Bullock Bests Gianforte in Latest Fundraising Quarter

The AP is reporting this evening that Governor Bullock beat Greg Gianforte in the latest fundraising quarter. The story also makes it evident that Gianforte his still trying to push the ridiculous notion that its bad to accept money from political action committees, which are required to report their donors,…


Star Power: Bullock Gets Assist From The Dude 

Jeff Bridges, oscar winning actor and country musician, will be holding an Evening of Conversation and Music in Missoula to raise money for Steve Bullock’s gubernatorial campaign.  Bridges not only has a home in Montana, but has worked directly with Bullock to combat hunger and malnutrition among…


The problem with Gianforte’s “pledge”

Last week came the long awaited and grandiose announcement of Greg Gianforte’s candidacy for Governor, with big thematics about low wages in Montana. But on his first full day as a candidate, he decided to play small ball, showing up to the state Capitol and…


Some Clarity for the Weekend

What was whispered for many weeks in the Helena fishbowl has now been printed in the paper: that Angela McLean didn’t mesh with the Bullock team and did not like the job of Lt. Governor because it wasn’t substantive enough for her liking. The latest buzz is why the…