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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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Fractured Republicans to Meet in Helena June 26th

The MTGOP Convention is coming up at the Red Lion Hotel on June 26th in Helena. It should be a fun time. If Twitter chatter is to be believed, there’s a chance of an announcement at the convention by the anti-retirement creationist Greg Gianforte that he is getting into the ring. Will Deschamps, the Chair for five years now, is being challenged by…

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Ready, Aim, Fire on Their Own

TEA Party Republican Art Wittich Lashes out at Republican Party Chair, Statewide Elected Official GOP Chair Drops Sen. Fielder from Number Two Party Spot  The fight between republicans this week flared up this week and has started to boil over.  First, the Bozeman Chronicle reported on how Rep….

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Responsible Republican Blog

A deliciously silly item to report today. There is a new blog in Montana, an anonymous one, by the name of MontanaFloodlight.com and written ostensibly by self-proclaimed “responsible Republicans.”  It takes aim at the Tea Party and the extremist faction of Republicans. The headlines are very…

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Managing Expectations

Incumbent GOP Chair Will Deschamps says he has a bold vision that will lift his party like “a phoenix rising from the ashes.” But conspicuously absent from Deschamps’ win goals are the the U.S. senate race and a Daines’ re-election campaign. Instead, the GOP is aiming a little lower…

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Koopman Crackdown

In a Montana GOP “e-brief” email to party faithful, Republican State Party Chair Will Deschamps  came out swinging against Republican legislators who endorsed a democrat over Bozeman crackpot PSC candidate Roger Koopman.  Earlier this month, Koopman had threatened party leaders that if leadership did not…

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GOP Candidate is Accused of Sexual Assault

Hides from reporter, and has his mother answer the tough questions A former University of Montana student has come forward to say that she was sexually assaulted four years ago, when she was a student, by Nicholas Schwaderer, who is now a GOP candidate for…

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The Fix

Interesting column in the Laurel Outlook today about how industry groups were allowed to buy a breakfast speaking event for Rick Hill, one of five GOP candidates in a primary for Governor, while none of the others were allowed to speak at the GOP convention….

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TEA Time? The Race for GOP Chair

Interesting story in today’s Helena IR about the upcoming GOP convention, especially in light of the increasing divisions between establishment Republicans and the TEA Party.  Two TEA party candidates are running for GOP leadership positions, Mark French is running for chair against current chair Will…

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