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2014 Elections

Brad Johnson Would Be a Terrible Choice for the PSC

By On October 27, 2014

Among the important races in Montana that never seem to get the attention they deserve, the race for the PSC is near the top. It’s seen as a wonky, even unimportant race… Read More

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2014 Elections

Brad Johnson Defends the Poor, Beleaguered Oil and Gas Industries

By On July 30, 2014

If I were advising PSC candidate Brad Johnson, I’d probably suggest he avoid mentioning highways in any opinion pieces for the public, but that was hardly the worst part of his anti-tax,… Read More

2014 Elections

Bold Republican Decisiveness in 2014

By On January 2, 2014

It probably makes the most sense to blame Steve Daines. After all,  in 2012, he boldly fled the Senate field to clear the deck for Dennis Rehberg to be defeated by Jon… Read More


Election 2012: A Post Mortem and a Preview

By On November 7, 2012

THANK YOU I intended to post a thank you to the campaign staffers, party workers and countless volunteers who harassed Democratic voters with phone calls, door hangers, and visits before the election,… Read More

Montana Politics

Lindeen for Auditor, McCulloch for Secretary of State

By On October 20, 2012

While we’ll be breaking the other statewide races into individual posts, the similarity in the Auditor and Secretary of State races makes the combining them a natural fit. In each race, the… Read More

Montana Politics

On the Death of Political Media

By On October 2, 2012

We’re living in a sad time for political reporting here in Montana. It’s not that newspapers like the Great Falls Tribune and Helena Independent Record are abandoning their role to endorse candidates… Read More

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Montana Politics Winners and Losers of the Week 24 June 2012

By On June 24, 2012

Losers Denny Rehberg is unquestionably the big loser this week. It was so bad he gets sub-bullets. On Monday, the state GOP embarrassed showed its colors with a bullet-ridden outhouse display at… Read More

Montana Politics

Republican Secretary of State Candidates Oppose Voting

By On May 2, 2012

Three of the four Republican candidates for Secretary of State would like to restrict voting rights in the state of Montana by eliminating the same-day registration that has seen thousands of Montanans… Read More