Media Trackers dug through the video diaries and compiled notable quotes and statements by Curtis on issues important to Montanans, and we begin with the issue of guns and the Second Amendment.
Montana Recent Headlines
Montana Commissioner of Political Practices (COPP) Jonathan Motl has apologized to two state legislative candidates after including them in last week’s broad ruling against 42 candidates for failing to submit campaign finance reports.
Brian Schweitzer, Montana’s Democrat former governor and likely the Montana Democratic Party’s last best hope for holding its U.S. Senate seat, has declined to enter the race despite John Walsh’s withdrawal today.
Montana Governor Steve Bullock has spent much of his summer advocating free access to pre-kindergarten for all of the state’s 4-year-olds, although many questions remain about the efficacy of taxpayer-funded preschool.
More than two dozen non-highway projects across Montana are slated to retrieve federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) money despite HTF shortfalls and a serious need for actual highway improvements in the state.
Montana’s estimated 103,000 former military service members have become fodder for both parties in recent weeks in a series of escalating attacks which threatens to trivialize military sacrifice as yet another political battleground.
Last weekend, Billings residents were treated to the sight of a large airship carrying the message “Stop dirty coal exports” and “Keep our coal in the ground” flying over the city. While the blimp carried an anti-fossil fuel message, it turns out that its own engines are powered by aviation gasoline, and its burners use propane.
Montana’s largest teacher’s union, MEA-MFT, is sticking up for appointed U.S. Sen. John Walsh (D-MT) as a plagiarism scandal threatens to sink his campaign, with its president saying that he is far more worried about Walsh’s opponent — Republican Congressman Steve Daines — winning the Senate seat than Walsh plagiarizing a graduate school paper.
In-depth examination of Walsh’s specific 1.7 pages of academic commentary yields little evidence of contribution to the field of strategic security. Of the pages, the vast majority of the information provided is either segue to quoted or plagiarized material, transitional statements, paraphrased citation, introductions or conclusions.
Attempting damage control after a New York Times bombshell plagiarism story that now threatens to sink his campaign, U.S. Sen. John Walsh (D-MT) claimed in a local radio interview that his “mistake’ was “unintentional,” and tried to walk back his earlier comments that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) might be to blame.