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How Pathetic is American Tradition Partnership? And Why Are They Working So Hard for Rick Hill and Tim Fox?

As I was doing a little search about Rick Hill this evening, I came across an incredibly odd site called the Montana Statesman, which bills itself as “Montana’s Largest and Most Trusted News Source.” While it has the appearance of a newspaper site (if newspapers were designed by people who have never been online), within about two seconds it became clear that the site was just another trollish and anonymous site attacking Montana Democrats. But I’ll admit I was curious about who was responsible for the site, so I searched the for the IP record and found this mystery. While the site has a private registration, there are six domains hosted on the server that holds the Montana Statesman, including americantradition.org, the web site of American Tradition Partnership. The other sites? Another fake grassroots group and the campaign sites for Republican legislative candidates Jerry O’Neil and Dan Skattum. Continue Reading →

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