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Rehberg’s Back?

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While working as a lobbyist was his first love and its allure kept Representative Rehberg from returning to subdivision ranching back in Billings, it appears that the challenges of the job are making him reconsider it as a career.

In fact, he’s considering running for the U.S. House again. This morning he told Aaron Flint he’s “seriously looking at” running for the office he mismanaged for a decade:

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It’s easy to understand why Representative Rehberg would find such a challenge in lobbying—he’s become so accustomed to taking the money from big business interests that it’s probably pretty difficult to be the one handing it over.

The truth is, though, that Rehberg would mop the field with this crop of Republican candidates running for the House, whose campaigns consist of bragging about the number of Twitter followers they have and answering crackpot TEA Party questions on their Facebook pages.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a sixteen year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate. In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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