U.S. House Special Election

Fox News Report: Gianforte Also Punched Guardian Reporter
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Fox News Report: Gianforte Also Punched Guardian Reporter

Holy sh*t. What else can really be said about the stunning news of Republican Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte allegedly body-slamming a reporter, the Guardian’s Ben Jacobs, today in Bozeman? The audio, which you can listen to here, doesn’t sound good for Gianforte. After an hour or so, Gianforte’s press secretary, Shane Scanlon, offered the following statement: ‘Tonight, as…

On Breitbart: Quist Urges Climate Change Deniers To Kill Themselves
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On Breitbart: Quist Urges Climate Change Deniers To Kill Themselves

Montana’s special election to replace Ryan Zinke has made national headlines, including this amusing piece from Breitbart yesterday. Enjoy the juxtaposition; on one hand, the analytical, nuts-and-bolts Greg Gianforte, and on the other, well, Rob Quist: The Republican nominee answered a question about climate change and the Clean Power Plan saying, “Everyone believes that the climate is changing.”…

Nativism Alive And Well On The Great Falls City Commission
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Nativism Alive And Well On The Great Falls City Commission

Great Falls City Commissioner Tracy Houck, a partisan Democrat from Pennyslvania, wrote an amusing letter-to-the-editor, slamming Republican Greg Gianforte for allegedly not representing “Montanan” values. Supporting Rob Quist, Houck writes in today’s Tribune: We have seen him understand our values, our needs and our experiences and turn them into song. While one’s ability to fashion values into…

Elevated Comment From The Trib Online
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Elevated Comment From The Trib Online

In today’s “The Edge,” the Tribune’s editorial board took issue with Republican Rep. Jeff Essmann’s opposition to a mail-in ballot for Montana’s U.S. House special election. The Tribune raises a legitimate point, one we agree with: Shouldn’t we want the most people, regardless of party, voting? Commenter and occasional contributor to this blog, Rick Tryon,…

Hypocrisy In Action: Montana Democrats Welcome Sen. Cory Booker From…New Jersey!
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Hypocrisy In Action: Montana Democrats Welcome Sen. Cory Booker From…New Jersey!

There’s comedy, there’s high comedy, and then there’s the Montana Democratic Party. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle’s Troy Carter has a story up that Montana Democrats hope will quietly just… go away. Of course, they have no one to blame but themselves: Montana Democrats have announced that they’re bringing in a New Jersey politician for their keynote…

Why Republicans Should Say, “Thanks, But No Thanks,” To Greg Gianforte
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Why Republicans Should Say, “Thanks, But No Thanks,” To Greg Gianforte

After waging the only unsuccessful state-wide campaign among Montana Republicans, former gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte seems to have the inside track on his party’s nomination for the upcoming special election for the U.S. House. After weeks of contrived “Will he or won’t be?” speculation (was there ever any doubt?), Gianforte is now officially in the mix. With all due…

Schweitzer Out Of U.S. House Race, Endorses…Quist!
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Schweitzer Out Of U.S. House Race, Endorses…Quist!

Earlier, we wrote about legislative candidates vying to fill Ryan Zinke’s soon-to-be vacated U.S. House seat. While the eventual winner may indeed come from the Legislature, maneuvering from outside the Capitol chambers has brought far more intrigue, especially recently. Former Gov. Brian Schweitzer all but took himself out of the running, endorsing political newcomer Rob Quist yesterday. From Troy…

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