Montana Democrats Win Ethics Complaint Against Corey Stapleton for Misuse of State Resources

Justin Ailport2019

Commissioner of Political Practices Finds Stapleton Committed Four Ethics Violations with Unethical Campaign Announcement Helena—A nonpartisan watchdog organization today found Secretary of State Corey Stapleton committed four ethics violations when he announced his 2020 gubernatorial campaign using a state email address. The Commissioner of Political Practices (COPP) said Stapleton must pay $4,000 for the ethics violations, all four of which … Read More

Rep. Kerry White Joins Growing Number of Pro-Statewide Sales Tax Republicans in Legislative Leadership

Justin Ailport2019, News

Helena— In a House Taxation Committee hearing this morning, Rep. Kerry White (R-Bozeman) spoke in favor of his bill to create a statewide sales tax– a bill that would raise the cost of goods Montanans use every day. White joins other Republican legislators in leadership who have expressed a desire to impose a statewide sales tax. Last year, Republican Senate President Scott Sales … Read More

Montana Democratic Party Announces New Communications Director

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Helena—Today, Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Monica Lindeen announced Samantha Offerdahl started as the Party’s new Communications Director. She will manage day-to-day press operations for the Party. Sam spent the last four years as press secretary for U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. She has also worked for the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and … Read More

As Shutdown Hurts Montana Families, Daines and Gianforte Refuse to Support Opening the Government

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Helena—As the government shutdown careens toward its 22nd day, “Shutdown” Steve Daines and multimillionaire Greg Gianforte refuse to support bipartisan bills to reopen the government and provide relief for Montana families. “Montanans across our state are hurting because of this pointless government shutdown, but ‘Shutdown’ Steve Daines and Greg Gianforte refuse to support bipartisan bills to end the crisis,” said Monica Lindeen, … Read More

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