Dates Set for Annual Blue Working Group Meeting

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Helena—Today, House Democratic Leader Jenny Eck announced that the Democratic caucuses of the state legislature will hold their annual Blue Working Group meeting on May 5 and 6 in Anaconda. The two day event will provide Democratic legislators an opportunity to gather and discuss priorities for the year ahead. “Democrats stand united in our commitment to fight for working Montana … Read More

Poll: No Love for Rosendale in Montana

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Rejected by Montanans, Rosendale Seeks Solace in the Open Arms of Club for Growth, Which Created a Montana-Specific PAC Last Week Helena – Wealthy real estate developer Matt Rosendale isn’t likely to get many Valentines today, at least not in Montana. Despite trying to spin a sad internal poll paid for by his campaign, Maryland Matt simply showed Montana voters aren’t … Read More

Do #MTSEN GOP Candidates Think Slashing Health Care and Adding $7 Trillion to Debt is Good?

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Helena – The new White House budget proposal would add at least $7 trillion to the deficit over 10 years while severely cutting Medicare and Medicaid. These cuts to crucial services would come even as the wealthiest and corporations benefit from the recent tax scam to the detriment of Montana’s working families. Just this month, wealthy real estate developer Matt … Read More

Troy Downing Has a Date with Lady Justice Tomorrow

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Helena – In an exclusive Valentine’s Day date tomorrow, Californian Troy Downing will meet up with Lady Justice at the Gallatin County Justice Court. A judge and the attorneys may be the only others present at this intimate venue, and things are bound to get awkward. While Downing may claim the two were brought together by the Fish, Wildlife and … Read More

Rosendale Favors Government Shutdown Over Bipartisan Budget Deal for Montana that Funds Military, VA, Health Care

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Helena – It should’ve been commonsense to support a bipartisan budget deal that provides long-term funding for Montana’s community health centers, CHIP, the military, our VA facilities, rural ambulance services and fire mitigation. When asked if he supports the bipartisan budget deal that helps Montana, however, wealthy real estate developer Matt Rosendale said he was opposed to it – mere weeks … Read More

Gianforte and Daines Vote to Continue Government Shutdown, Against Funding Community Health Centers

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Helena—Early this morning, Congressman Greg Gianforte and Senator Steve Daines voted to continue a government shutdown and deprive funding for more than 40 of Montana’s community health centers, our nation’s military, and a four year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program. However, three weeks ago, both were singing the importance of avoiding a government shutdown. Gianforte said at the time: “A shutdown would stop funding … Read More

Rosendale Silent as His Endorsers Back Government Shutdown, Oppose Funding for Montanans’ Health Care, Veterans

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Does Rosendale Agree with Supporters Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Club for Growth in Opposing Bipartisan Budget Deal to Fund Military, Health Care? Helena – Wealthy real estate developer Matt Rosendale has been silent since his biggest backers opposed the bipartisan budget deal that strengthens funding for our military, veterans, critical wildfire mitigation, and funds CHIP for an additional four years … Read More

Rosendale Voted Against Strengthening Montana’s Community Health Centers

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Opposes Bipartisan Medicaid Expansion, Favors Taking Away Critical Care Helena – Wealthy real estate developer Matt Rosendale has proven over and over he doesn’t care about Montanans’ access to health care. Despite the fact that Montana’s community health centers (CHCs) provide vital health care services to more than 100,000 residents, particularly those in underserved and rural communities, Maryland Matt voted against … Read More

130 Days Later: Gianforte and Daines Show Up for Health Centers Press Conference But Don’t Sponsor the Bill

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Helena—Congress let funding for community health centers (CHC) expire 130 days ago, but neither Congressman Greg Gianforte nor Senator Steve Daines are cosponsoring bipartisan legislation to renew the funding for Montana’s 17 centers. But of course, that didn’t stop them from showing up at a CHC press conference today to put on a show for the cameras. Daines even sent out a … Read More

#mtpol Experts: Gianforte’s Fundraising Haul “isn’t that great for an incumbent congressman”

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Helena—Federal Election Commission reports are out, and Montanans are taking note of multimillionaire Congressmen Greg Gianforte’s weak 2017 fundraising numbers. On Montana Public Radio’s “Campaign Beat”, Senior News Analyst and News Director Emeritus Sally Mauk and veteran Montana political reporter Chuck Johnson highlighted Gianforte’s lackluster fundraising haul: SALLY MAUK: “The more surprising numbers, Chuck, are in the House race where two of … Read More