In a speech at last weekend’s state Democratic convention, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock — the head of an organization poised to pour millions of dollars into the state in support of his re-election — warned Democrats about the “big money” that is coming into Montana to oppose his 2016 re-election.
Conservative lawmakers in the Montana Legislature reacted swiftly and harshly last week to the distribution of a leaflet which accused some representatives of throwing “away their ‘conservative’ principles to advance liberal ideology.”
Former Democratic State Rep. and semi weekly Flathead Beacon opinion columnist Mike Jopek of Whitefish was treasurer of the Democratic Governors Association’s (DGA) Montana operations from 2012 to at least November of 2014 according to DGA reports to the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices (COPP).
Consistently talking up his rural credentials as the U.S. Senate’s only operational farmer, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) has sought to brand himself as a different kind of Democrat; an independent minded statesman who was above the divisive and radicalized politics that now plague Washington D.C.
Montana Democratic Governor Steve Bullock signed a high profile bill yesterday that aims to rid Montana elections of so-called “dark money.” However, critics of the governor are calling him a hypocrite over his role as Chair of the Democratic Governor’s Association (DGA).
Montana Democratic Governor, Steve Bullock, called for higher taxes, the elimination of the “gender pay-gap,” and a move away from the conservative policies of trickle-down economics in last week’s State of the State Address, drawing on wish list of liberal agenda items.
Montana Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester made hypocritical comments when he appeared at a June hearing on the impact of climate change on wildlife and farming of the United States Senate’s Green Jobs and the New Economy Subcommittee.
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is decrying “shady money” in politics as being a threat to democracy; but 2014 campaign spending reports shows that liberal groups are knee deep in the so-called dark money game.
Montana Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl has ruled that his predecessor Dave Gallik broke Montana law when he acted as treasurer of a shadowy 527 group with dark money ties to former Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer while Commissioner. Motl noted in his decision that the Commissioner of Political Practices must avoid even the appearance […]
Well-known Billings real estate broker Sam Rankin announced last week that he will run for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat as an independent, slamming both major political parties for being beholden to big money and special interests.