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Daines Votes Against Providing Relief to Storm Victims. Again.

Helena –  Just weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey devastated south Texas and Louisiana, dropping more than 40 inches of rain on America’s fourth largest city, displacing tens of thousands, and killing at least 71 people. As the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency concluded that the storm could be the second-m…

Gianforte Spent August Hiding from Montanans but Still Couldn’t Avoid Controversy

Helena — August recess is generally a time for members of Congress to return home and hear from their constituents. Congressman Gianforte chose to do things slightly differently, making himself scarce and refusing to answer the important questions that continue to dog his time in office. However, if Gianforte was able to hid…

Montana Democrats' Labor Day Statement

Helena – Today, Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Nancy Keenan released the following statement in recognition of Labor Day:"Montana workers have always been the backbone of our state. Today, on Labor Day, we are proud to stand with the women and men of our labor movement, who have worked for decades to protect and expa…

Recap of Daines' and Gianforte’s August with Montanans

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Divisions Continue to Split #MTSen GOP Primary Field

Helena – Divisions continue to arise in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate, less than a week after Lola Zinke, wife of Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, announced her support of Troy Downing, who splits his time between southern California and the ritzy Yellowstone Club in Big Sky. This week, former Tea Party Republican legislat…

Fagg’s Unethical Shadow Campaign Comes Complete with Fundraisers

Helena – In the most concrete evidence of Russell Fagg’s unethical shadow campaign thus far, Fagg will be holding a fundraiser today in Billings. His latest fundraiser with be a meet and greet at the swanky Petroleum Club at 7:30 p.m.The invite has a list of hosts and everything. Of course, it’s not uncommon…

Zinke Announces Support for Troy Downing for #MTSEN

Lola Zinke, that is. But it’s still pretty significant, given her husband, Secretary of the Interior and former Rep. Ryan Zinke, can’t do any campaign-related activity to avoid violating the Hatch Act. While her husband has been in the news for other reasons as of late, Lola Zinke announced her support for Downing in two tw…

Rosendale Continues to Rack Up Endorsements from Washington Special Interests

Helena – Washington special interest groups continue to line up behind Maryland real estate developer Matt Rosendale in the GOP primary. Today, he received the backing of the controversial Senate Conservatives Fund, yet another sign that he’s the wrong choice for U.S. Senate. SCF is a group responsible for helping elect som…

Gianforte Breaks His Word, Avoids Interview With Ben Jacobs

Helena – Standing in the courtroom minutes before being sentenced for his assault conviction, Congressman Greg Gianforte turned to Ben Jacobs and agreed to an interview on Capitol Hill. However, months later, Gianforte still has not granted Jacobs the interview, and now he appears intent on breaking his …

Art Wittich, Who Helped Gianforte Block Access to Public Lands, Loses Campaign Finance Appeal

Helena – Former Republican State Senator Art Wittich, who accepted more than $19,000 in dark money during his 2010 campaign for state senate, lost his appeal to the Montana Supreme Court today. He has been ordered to pay more than $68,000 in fines for his illegal actions. But Wittich is also known for being linked to an…

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