While Trump Signs New Anti-Trafficking Bill Into Law, Rosendale Opposed Efforts to Crack Down On Sex Trafficking

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Helena – A bipartisan bill aimed at protecting victims of sex trafficking – supported by Sen. Tester – was signed into law by President Trump yesterday. The law will make it easier to crack down on online sex trafficking and hold perpetrators accountable. Based on his horrific record, there’s unfortunately little question which way wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale would … Read More

#MTSEN GOP Candidates: Let’s Rip Away Medicaid Expansion That Benefits Economy; REALITY: Medicaid Expansion Provides 93,000 Montanans with Health Care

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Helena – Literally on the same day a new report shows that Medicaid expansion has a number of significant benefits for Montana’s well-being – including more economic activity, job creation, personal income and health improvements – the GOP Senate candidates doubled down on their opposition to Medicaid expansion. In Montana, over 93,000 people have health insurance because of Medicaid expansion, and … Read More

Lackluster #MTSEN GOP Field Starts Taking Swings

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Helena – Less than two months out from the primary, the GOP Senate candidates in Montana, who are leaving some GOP insiders “unenthused” about the quality of challengers, are finally starting to play “a light game of touch football with each other.” Ethically challenged Russell Fagg is calling his opponents out by name, criticizing wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale for … Read More

SHOT/CHASER: New CBO Analysis Shows Tax Scam Will Cause Sharp Increase in Federal Debt

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This fiscal year alone, deficit projected to increase 21 percent from last year’s, to $804 billion SHOT: A new analysis out Monday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shows the tax scam will contribute to a more than $1 trillion federal deficit by 2020, and that the federal deficit will reach $804 billion this fiscal year alone, representing a … Read More

Fagg Thinks “Talking to CEOs” Will Solve Wage Inequality

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Helena – Today is Equal Pay Day, and a dark reminder of how dangerous the GOP Senate candidates’ policies on wage equality are. At the first GOP primary debate last month, ethically challenged Russell Fagg answered a question about what he would do to address the gender wage gap, saying, “I don’t believe in laws. I don’t think that’s the … Read More

Rosendale, Fagg, Downing Want to Limit Women’s Right to Choose

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Helena – No, it’s not The Handmaid’s Tale, but it could be. All GOP Senate candidates believe that politicians should be involved in women’s personal health care choices. Wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale opposes abortion, even in extreme cases of rape or incest. He also voted for a personhood amendment, which would have defined personhood as beginning at conception and … Read More

#MTSEN GOP Start Throwing Jabs in Primary

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With No Clear Favorite in GOP Field, Candidates Trying, Failing, to Stand Out Helena – In a race without a clear frontrunner, the three leading GOP Senate candidates are finally starting to take some digs at one another, a sign of more interesting things to come with two months to go before the dull primary full of dull candidates. When Californian … Read More

Taxin’ Russell Fagg’s Coal Tax Lambasted by Westmoreland, Now Considering Bankruptcy

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Fagg’s “Terribly Unwise” Tax Could Have Doubled Taxes on Montana Coal Companies, Stifled Coal Development Helena – A new report from the Billings Gazette showed that Westmoreland Coal is considering bankruptcy – the company owns three mines in Montana: the Savage Mine; the Rosebud Mine, which powers the Colstrip power plant; and the Absaloka Mine, which accounts for a large amount of … Read More

Matt Rosendale Misleading Montanans with Health Program That Defrauded Montanans

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Helena – It was a year ago today that wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale brought back the controversial health care program Medi-Share, which was banned from Montana more than a decade ago because of fraud. While Rosendale deceives Montanans by gushing praise on the program, Medi-Share is not an actual insurance company and is not legally required to pay medical … Read More

History Repeats Itself: Fagg Critical of Supreme Court Justice’s Ethical “Impropriety,” Then Does the Same Thing, Accepting Political Money As Sitting Judge

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Helena – Two years ago this month, ethically challenged Russell Fagg criticized Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for going on multiple trips paid for by outside groups, private citizens and companies, saying it “does not feel right” because Scalia was hearing court cases. But wait, didn’t Fagg himself accept political money from private citizen secret donors as a sitting judge? For … Read More