Shedding Light on Rosendale’s Shady Campaign Finance Record

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Helena – Wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale has long been opposed to getting rid of dark money groups in politics and having them disclose their secret donors. As a proponent of dark money in politics, Rosendale voted in 2015 against the bipartisan Montana Disclose Act, which requires dark money groups to disclose their donors and campaign expenditures. In 2013, Rosendale … Read More

Another Out-of-State Endorsement for Californian Troy Downing

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Helena – Last week, millionaire Californian Troy Downing decided to boast about his endorsement from fellow out-of-stater Dan Quayle. But Sally Mauk from Montana Public Radio said, “I’m not sure how much, if any, boost that gives Mr. Downing…” The two both own property in Montana’s elite ski resort – just like Downing, Quayle likes to visit the Yellowstone Club. As … Read More

Rosendale Voted to Privatize Veterans Home, Cut Budget by Over $3 Million

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Helena – Seven years ago yesterday wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale voted against Montana’s veterans, opposing a bipartisan amendment to remove language from a budget proposal that would have privatized the Columbia Falls veterans home and cut its funding by $3.3 million. State officials, veterans service organizations, Montana residents, and Republican lawmakers including Ryan Zinke heavily criticized the privatization, yet … Read More

Medicaid Expansion – which Matt Rosendale Voted Against and Still Opposes – Saves State Economy $40 Million, Insures Tens of Thousands of Montanans

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Helena – A new study from the Bureau of Business and Economic Research shows that Medicaid expansion in Montana has majorly benefited the state’s economy, increases Montanans’ access to health care, and spurs economic activity and job growth. Wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale, however, voted against a bipartisan move to bring a Medicaid expansion bill to the floor in 2015 … Read More

Matt Rosendale Voted Against Easing Fishing Access For Critically Injured First Responders

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Helena – Three years ago today, wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale voted against an overwhelmingly bipartisan measure to allow law enforcement officers, firefighters, and volunteer firefighters who have been critically injured in the line of duty to fish with a conservation license. This commonsense legislation passed 48-2 and authorized permanently injured first responders to fish with a conservation license during … Read More

Do #MTSEN GOP Candidates and Gianforte Stand With Sheriff Clarke, Who Turned a Blind Eye to Torture, Resulting in Death of Inmate?

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Helena – Tomorrow evening, inflammatory former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke will keynote a fundraiser that all four GOP Senate candidates and multimillionaire Congressman Greg Gianforte are expected to attend. Clarke, who ran for sheriff as a Democrat, is infamous for doing nothing to stop torture at the jail he oversaw, allowing his employees to deny a mentally ill inmate water for … Read More

Matt Rosendale Voted Against Helping Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking

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Helena – Five years ago today, the Violence Against Women Act was reauthorized to help combat violence against women and support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault – in Montana and nationwide – by providing health services, bringing criminals to justice, and helping families recover. In 2015, wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale had the chance as a state lawmaker … Read More

Tax bill will save health care companies — but not patients — billions

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Helena – Health care companies will see tens of billions of dollars added to their bottom line this year because of the tax bill, but “patients should not expect the health industry’s windfall to lead to lower premiums, reduced prices or major industry changes.” In addition, while corporations have been using the majority of their money from the tax law – … Read More

ABC News: As “Bannon’s Star Fades,” So Does That of Candidates, Like Matt Rosendale, He Backed

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Helena – Back in October, wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale wasn’t shy to brag about Steve Bannon’s endorsement, saying he was “thrilled” to have Bannon’s support. But recently, Rosendale seems to be ashamed of Bannon, hiding his endorsement from Montanans and refusing to say whether or not he will keep or reject it after a poll showed Bannon’s support … Read More

Montana Democrats’ Statement on Greg Gianforte Filing for Re-Election

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Helena—Today, Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Nancy Keenan released the following statement regarding the news that Congressman Greg Gianforte has filed for re-election: “In his first eight months in office, Greg Gianforte has broken promise after promise to Montanans, securing his place as one of the most two-faced politicians in Paul Ryan’s broken Washington. He has voted to raise health … Read More