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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…

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Moderate Republican Files Challenge to Art Wittich

A Bozeman Republican who served 12 years on the Bozeman School board has filed to run in the legislative seat currently held by the embattled TEA Party legislator, Rep. Art Wittich, which is House District 68.  As the Bozeman Chronicle reported of Republican Bruce Grubb’s announcement, he’s running against…

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GUEST POST: Ignoring the Needs of Constituents

by Dan Lourie Dan Lourie lives in Bozeman. He is a lifetime activist for peace,  justice and equality, has  written to newspapers since 1964.  During the 2015 legislative session in Helena, we watched with dismay the malevolence and utter disdain for our needs, our rights…

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A Gallatin County TEA Party Protest

Leaked Transcript: TEA Party Legislators Say GOP Brand is “A Dead Rat” at the Bottom of a Can of Diet Pepsi

During a recent Gallatin County GOP event, TEA Party Republican Matthew Monforton, Art Wittich, and Tom Burnett told a small group of GOP insiders what they really think about the GOP brand, their fellow Republicans, the 2015 legislative session and the people of Montana.

A transcription of audio obtained by Cowgirl tipsters included comments by TEA Party hothead Matthew Monforton comparing the GOP brand to a dead rat at the bottom of a can of diet pepsi.  And that’s just the beginning…

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Big Rally in Helena Today to Derail ALEC Land Grab Nonsense

Montanans from across the state are gathering in  Helena to oppose TEA Party Sen. Jennifer Fielder’s plans to takeover our public lands with SB 215 and a “package” of other such bills. It’s ridiculous that the Lee Newspaper story on the land grab doesn’t even mention where Fielder got the idea,…

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Thursday Quicktakes

Slight of Hand Say there was someone, let’s call him “Ron,” who wanted to fund some of the state’s  community mental health care needs, but only with patched, temporary, gimmicky spending bills that are one-time-only appropriations with less money, and that completely ignored the needs of…

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