Pundits on Rosendale – Is: Real Estate Developer, Hard Right, Lining Up With Bannon. Isn’t: Native Montanan, Top Recruiting Target

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National and state pundits have been weighing in recently on the Montana GOP Senate primary and, well, they haven’t been kind to Matt Rosendale – no one’s first choice. Among other things, the pundits note that Rosendale is headed toward an expensive and nasty primary, and is a real estate developer who is not a native Montanan. Check out what … Read More

Troy Downing Should Run for Congress in San Diego, Where He’s From

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Helena – With longtime Congressman Darrell Issa retiring from his seat in Southern California, Troy Downing finally has a seat to run for that makes sense. Downing, who has been claiming a primary home tax break for a home in San Diego County, is running for United States Senate in Montana, when it really makes more sense for him to run in California. But Downing, … Read More

Will Rosendale Choose Trump or Bannon?

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Helena – Saturday, Axios reported that President Trump “has been working the phones over the past several days telling allies they need to choose between him and former adviser Steve Bannon. For almost everyone it’s been an easy choice: Trump.” Read Axios – Trump: choose Bannon or me An easy choice, it seems, for everyone but Matt Rosendale, candidate for Senate in Montana whose … Read More

Daines: Montanans Should Cut Services to Pay for Tax Giveaways to Millionaires

Laura Parvey-Connors2018, News

Helena—Last week, when Steve Daines was confronted with the fact that the unpaid-for, $1.4 trillion Tax Scam he helped ram through Congress could cost Montana taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, he responded that Montanans should pay for it by further cuts to important programs that help families survive: “I’ll tell you what, if you can’t find ways to cut [the state budget], … Read More

Will Matt Rosendale Distance Himself From Bannon? Who Knows…But It Doesn’t Seem Like It

Laura Parvey-Connors2018, News

Helena – Wealthy real estate developer Matt Rosendale has been “keeping quiet” the last couple days, according to Yellowstone Public Radio, doing nothing to distance himself from former White House strategist Steve Bannon after Bannon’s vicious attacks on President Trump. After Bannon attacked Trump, Trump pushed back, saying Bannon was fired and “lost his mind” and had “nothing to do with me … Read More

Will Matt Rosendale Distance Himself From Bannon? Who Knows…But It Doesn’t Seem Like It

Laura Parvey-Connors2018, News

Helena – Wealthy real estate developer Matt Rosendale has been “keeping quiet” the last couple days, according to Yellowstone Public Radio, doing nothing to distance himself from former White House strategist Steve Bannon after Bannon’s vicious attacks on President Trump. After Bannon attacked Trump, Trump pushed back, saying Bannon was fired and “lost his mind” and had “nothing to do with me … Read More

Montana Democrats’ Statement on Passage of the Tax Scam

Laura Parvey-Connors2017, News

Helena—Today, Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Nancy Keenan released the following statement regarding the passage of Congress’s tax scam: “This week, multimillionaires Steve Daines and Greg Gianforte voted to put the profits of huge corporations and the wealthy before the needs of Montana’s working families. This tax scam will raise health care premiums, cut Medicare for Montana seniors, and add … Read More

Millionaire Daines Supports Last Minute Tax Carve Out to Benefit Himself

Laura Parvey-Connors2017, News

Helena—Steve Daines stands to benefit handsomely from a last minute provision added to the tax bill currently being rammed through Congress, which carves out a deduction for income Daines earns through so-called “pass-through” entities such as real-estate partnerships. Steve Daines reported the second highest income from these entities among Republican Senators, earning as much as $4.2 million last year from eight properties managed … Read More

Reminder As Health Care Exchanges Close – Rosendale Rubber Stamped Higher Costs for Montanans

Laura Parvey-Connors2017, News

Helena – Today is the last day for Montanans to sign up for health care through the exchange. Remember, Insurance Commissioner Matt Rosendale played political games with Montanans’ health care this summer as he rubber stamped higher health care costs for Montanans. Rosendale, a wealthy real estate developer, has also refused to support a bipartisan health care bill that would reduce the deficit while bringing … Read More

Tim Fox Still Silent on FCC Net Neutrality Ruling

Laura Parvey-Connors2017, Fox, News, Republicans

Helena—Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal net neutrality provisions that help ensure a free and open-internet for all Americans. More than 24 hours later, Montana’s chief law enforcement officer and consumer protection advocate, Attorney General Tim Fox, has remained silent on the FCC’s decision. Fox’s silence is particularly noticeable in contrast to a letter that 18 Attorneys General … Read More