Montana Democrats File Complaint Against Corey Stapleton for Unethical Campaign Announcement

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Helena—Today, the Montana Democratic Party filed a complaint with the Commissioner of Political Practices alleging that Secretary of State violated Montana law when he announced his 2020 gubernatorial campaign using a state email address. The full complaint can be found here, and the text of the complaint can be found below. “Secretary of State Corey Stapleton’s use of official state resources … Read More

Monica Lindeen Named Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party

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Helena—Today, Montana Democratic Party Chairwoman Mary Sexton announced that former Montana State Auditor Monica Lindeen has been selected to replace outgoing Executive Director Nancy Keenan: “We are thrilled Monica has decided to continue her accomplished career in public service as the next Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party,” said Sexton. “As the attention of our nation remains fixed on lowering health … Read More

Montana Democrats’ Statement on the Races for Public Service Commission

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Helena—Today, Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Nancy Keenan released the following statement on the races for Montana Public Service Commission: “Running for office is not easy and when they saw an opportunity to better their communities and our state, Doug Kaercher and Andy Shirtliff stepped up to answer that call. Doug and Andy gave their all every day to their … Read More

Montana Democrats’ Statement on Clerk of the Montana Supreme Court Race

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Helena—Today, Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Nancy Keenan released the following statement congratulating Rex Renk on his tireless and hard fought campaign for Clerk of the Montana Supreme Court: “As Montanans from Lame Deer to Kalispell learned this election cycle, Rex Renk is a force of nature. He traveled thousands of miles across our state talking to Montanans about the … Read More

Montana Democratic Party Declares Victory in Close Legislative Races

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Helena—With the majority of votes tallied across Montana, the Montana Democratic Party is declaring victory in the following races: House: HD 03 – Zac Perry HD 23 – Brad Hamlett HD 24 – Barbara Bessette HD 25 – Jasmine Krotkov HD 26 – Casey Schreiner HD 48 – Jessica Karjala HD 49 – Emma Kerr-Carpenter HD 50 – Jade Bahr … Read More

1 DAY: Reminder: Rosendale Refused to Discuss His Record of Voting Against Veterans

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Helena – We know by now that Matt Rosendale doesn’t like to answer tough questions, so it should be no surprise that when he was asked to explain his voting record against veterans, Rosendale “refused to discuss any votes he took in the Legislature.” Why? The answer to that is easy — in the legislature, Rosendale voted against securing a key state match to build … Read More

2 DAYS: Reminder: Rosendale Cooked Books In End Run Around Campaign Finance Law

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Helena – A few months ago, East Coast developer Matt Rosendale was caught using a shady campaign finance scheme to allow his wealthy out-of-state donors to exceed the legal contribution limit. Campaign finance experts called Rosendale’s maneuver a “legal form of money laundering” through which donors – none of whom were from Montana – gave up to $8,000 to Rosendale’s campaign, while the … Read More

3 DAYS: Reminder: Rosendale Not Looking Out For Montanans With Pre-Existing Conditions

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Helena – One of Matt Rosendale’s DC fundraising buddies, Mitch McConnell, confirmed last month that he would continue trying to strip protections for folks with pre-existing conditions after the midterms if he got the votes. That’s in line with Rosendale, whose plan for our current health care system would also end protections for Montanans with pre-existing conditions. His support for expanding … Read More

4 DAYS: Reminder: Rosendale Has Refused To Disavow His Party’s Platform Plank to Transfer Public Lands

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Helena – So far, Matt Rosendale has yet to disavow the Montana Republican Party’s platform, which calls for the transfer of federal public lands. Only recently has Rosendale claimed to oppose the transfer of federal public lands – which, as the Montana Standard put it, seems a lot like his pollsters told him what to say publicly. And now he’s bringing in Sen. Mike … Read More

5 DAYS: Reminder: Rosendale Can’t Give Specifics On How He’ll Protect Montanans With Pre-Existing Conditions

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Helena – Although East Coast developer Matt Rosendale has been asked multiple times how he plans to protect Montanans with pre-existing conditions, he has yet to give an answer. When given the chance to respond, Rosendale offered no specifics, was “vague,” and “did not specifically address” how he planned to protect Montanans with pre-existing conditions. Meanwhile, as insurance commissioner, Rosendale … Read More