While Broken Promises Haunt Gianforte, Sens. Flake and McCain Stand Up For Press Freedom

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Helena—Today, while Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain spoke out passionately in defense of a free and open press, Congressman Greg Gianforte continued to remain silent as questions linger about his honesty and his ability to take responsibility for his actions. Shortly after assaulting reporter Ben Jacobs in May, Gianforte wrote Mr. Jacobs an apology letter, which appeared to signal an understanding that his … Read More

Residency Issues Not Going Away, Bickering Just Beginning for GOP #MTSen Candidates

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Helena ­– The squabbling continues in the Montana GOP Senate primary, with Dr. Al Olszewski recently proclaiming he has deep roots in Montana, an apparent dig at wealthy Maryland real estate developer Matt Rosendale and California millionaire Troy Downing. Olszewski sent an email to his list last week, explaining that he was “100% Montanan” and had deep roots and a … Read More

3.2 Million Americans Became Uninsured While Gianforte Fought to Cut Taxes for Millionaires

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Helena—Today, Gallup released a new report which found that while Greg Gianforte was fighting to cut taxes for multimillionaires like him while raising the debt by more than $1 trillion, the number of Americans without health insurance rose 1.3 percent—or by 3.2 million people—in 2017. This is the largest single-year increase in uninsured Americans since Gallup began tracking the rate. According … Read More

While Rosendale Keeps Bannon Close, Bannon’s Numbers Plummet in New Poll

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Helena – A new poll shows former White House strategist Steve Bannon’s popularity plummeting among Republican voters, which must have wealthy real estate developer Matt Rosendale shaking in his Under Armours right now. According to a Morning Consult/Politico poll, Bannon is viewed unfavorably by 46 percent of self-identified Republican voters, up 17 points from a survey a month earlier. The … Read More

Montana Democrats’ Statement on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Helena–Today, Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Nancy Keenan released the following statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: “Fifty years on, the teachings, compassion, and wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continue to light the path toward a brighter and more equal future for Americans from Washington DC to the Flathead. Now more than ever, we … Read More

Rosendale’s Hypocrisy Continues: Tweets Support of Human Trafficking Awareness, But Votes Against “Vital” Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation

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Helena – Wealthy real estate developer Matt Rosendale tweeted about Human Trafficking Awareness Day yesterday, which would be a nice gesture, if he hadn’t voted against a bipartisan measure to strengthen Montana’s human trafficking laws. In 2015, Rosendale was one of only seven senators to vote against the bipartisan law, which requires perpetrators to register as sex offenders, allows victims an affirmative defense, and deems a … Read More

Pundits on Rosendale – Is: Real Estate Developer, Hard Right, Lining Up With Bannon. Isn’t: Native Montanan, Top Recruiting Target

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National and state pundits have been weighing in recently on the Montana GOP Senate primary and, well, they haven’t been kind to Matt Rosendale – no one’s first choice. Among other things, the pundits note that Rosendale is headed toward an expensive and nasty primary, and is a real estate developer who is not a native Montanan. Check out what … Read More

Troy Downing Should Run for Congress in San Diego, Where He’s From

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Helena – With longtime Congressman Darrell Issa retiring from his seat in Southern California, Troy Downing finally has a seat to run for that makes sense. Downing, who has been claiming a primary home tax break for a home in San Diego County, is running for United States Senate in Montana, when it really makes more sense for him to run in California. But Downing, … Read More

Will Rosendale Choose Trump or Bannon?

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Helena – Saturday, Axios reported that President Trump “has been working the phones over the past several days telling allies they need to choose between him and former adviser Steve Bannon. For almost everyone it’s been an easy choice: Trump.” Read Axios – Trump: choose Bannon or me An easy choice, it seems, for everyone but Matt Rosendale, candidate for Senate in Montana whose … Read More

Daines: Montanans Should Cut Services to Pay for Tax Giveaways to Millionaires

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Helena—Last week, when Steve Daines was confronted with the fact that the unpaid-for, $1.4 trillion Tax Scam he helped ram through Congress could cost Montana taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, he responded that Montanans should pay for it by further cuts to important programs that help families survive: “I’ll tell you what, if you can’t find ways to cut [the state budget], … Read More