New Political Blog
I’ve recently added a new blog to the blogroll here. Check it out. The Bitterroot Wire
One of Only 12 Coast to Coast
An interesting email is making the rounds this morning. Apparently there are 7,382 state legislators in the country. That makes for a lot of legislative races each cycle. One Alaska state senator found that in 2010, there were only 12 Democratic state legislative candidates that beat an incumbent Republican in the entire nation. One of them was the race of State Senator Kendall Van Dyk (D-Billings), who ousted incumbent Roy Brown.
Skees, Jackson, Blasdel, Brodehl Angry
During a presentation to one of the Flathead Valley’s most extreme-right groups, TEA Party Republican legislators blamed everyone but themselves for their legislative failures including the fact that, “fewer bills were drafted this year” and that “the legislature only meets every two years.” In other words, they claimed if they had been allowed more nutjobbery, they would have had more success.