Rosendale Scared to Tell Truth to Montanans, Repeatedly Refused to Answer Questions

Brooke BainumNews

Since Primary, Rosendale Refused to Comment…A Lot Helena – What’s the spookiest thing to Matt Rosendale this Halloween? Judging from his pattern of ducking and altogether dodging questions, it’s having to come clean with Montanans. As far as we can tell, he hasn’t done one interview on his tour around Montana filled with out-of-staters. One look at Rosendale’s history and it’s … Read More

6 DAYS: Reminder: Rosendale Dropped Charges Against Top Campaign Donors

Brooke BainumNews

Helena – Just days after taking office as state auditor, Matt Rosendale met with the head of a company whose executives had funneled $13,000 to his campaign for auditor. One day following a second meeting with reps for the donors, Rosendale dropped long-standing charges and fines against the company. A government ethics watchdog said it was noteworthy Rosendale would set up … Read More

7 DAYS: Reminder: Rosendale Signed Form Under Penalty of Perjury Stating He Was A Maryland Resident

Brooke BainumNews

Helena – After Matt Rosendale was found out for signing under penalty of perjury that he was a Maryland resident to get a tax break, he accused a title company of deliberately altering the two separate tax documents that he signed. This accusation came after Rosendale claimed that he had only signed the documents because there was a sticky note from his accountant next to … Read More

8 DAYS: Reminder: Rosendale Pocketed Contributions From Insurance Execs, Pushed Plans Like Theirs That Don’t Have To Cover Pre-Existing Conditions

Brooke BainumNews

Helena – During Matt Rosendale’s tenure as insurance commissioner, out-of-state short-term insurance company executives gave his campaign more than $16,000. Rosendale’s campaign then took that money, and paid Rosendale back for a personal loan he made to his campaign. After Rosendale pocketed that cash, he became a “big booster” of short-term plans — which aren’t required to cover pre-existing conditions — … Read More

9 DAYS: Reminder: Rosendale Doesn’t Show Up For Montanans

Brooke BainumNews

Helena – Just days after telling reporters, “You’ll see me in Whitefish” for the first U.S. Senate debate of the general election, Matt Rosendale went back on his word and bailed on the debate. That’s not the first time Rosendale has failed to show up for Montanans. This summer, Rosendale refused to hold public hearings during the rate review period. … Read More

10 DAYS: Reminder: Rosendale Faces FEC Complaint for Potential Illegal Coordination with Dark Money Group

Brooke BainumNews

Helena – Last month, audio of Matt Rosendale was released that raised the question of potentially illegal coordination with a dark money group. Rosendale was caught on tape appearing to reveal that he had been given a heads up from a dark money group, before it began spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to attack Sen. Jon Tester. According to Rosendale … Read More

11 DAYS: Reminder: Rosendale Played A “Political Game” As He Rubber-Stamped Rate Hikes Up To 23 Percent for Montanans

Brooke BainumNews

Helena – As insurance commissioner, Matt Rosendale rubber-stamped average health care rate hikes of up to 23 percent last year. Not only did Rosendale find those double digit rate hikes “reasonable,” he was also criticized for playing a “political game” when he publicly criticized Montana insurance companies for raising insurance rates even though he told them privately he would work with them to raise rates. As the Billings … Read More

Ben Jacobs’ Lawyer: Gianforte’s “continued lying is unacceptable and actionable”


Helena – If it’s a day of the week, multimillionaire Congressman Greg Gianforte is being called out for lying to Montanans and the police about assaulting a reporter more than a year ago. Today, a lawyer for Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs responded to an editorial board interview with the Missoulian in which Gianforte falsely claimed: “The statement I gave was my recollection of … Read More

12 DAYS: Reminder: Rosendale A Threat To Public Lands, Pushed To Transfer Them

Brooke BainumNews

Helena – This year, East Coast developer Matt Rosendale tried desperately to rewrite his history of supporting the transfer of public lands and voting against public access. Rosendale repeatedly pushed to transfer federal public lands, the first step towards making it easier to sell them off to developers like himself. On the Land Board, Rosendale has opposed measures to expand or … Read More

13 DAYS: Reminder: Rosendale Has No Answer for Montana Farmers Suffering from Tariffs

Brooke BainumNews

Rosendale Believes Their Suffering is “Part of This Negotiation Process” Helena – When Matt Rosendale was asked what he would do for Montana farmers suffering in the short-term due to the trade war, he refused to answer. Instead, Rosendale said their suffering was “all part of this negotiation process.” While Rosendale fully backs the trade war, Montana’s ag producers, already feeling … Read More