U.S. House Special Election

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…

The Battle To Replace Ryan Zinke: Legislative Edition
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The Battle To Replace Ryan Zinke: Legislative Edition

With Ryan Zinke expected to sail through Senate confirmation hearings to become Donald Trump’s Secretary of the Interior, Montana politicians are rapidly angling to replace him in the U.S. House. The very good Mike Dennison has a piece profiling six sitting legislators and how their Congressional aspirations might affect the 2017 session. For Republicans, Sen. Ed Buttrey, a…