Tag Archives: Montana

Montana GOP Secretly Paid To Qualify Green Party

The Missoulian reports: A mystery of the 2020 election was solved Tuesday as it became clear the Montana Republican Party paid for an effort to qualify the Montana Green Party for the ballot this election. Earlier this year paid petitioners appeared in Montana’s larger cities gathering signatures to qualify the Greens to run candidates this cycle, even though the Montana …

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Dem MT Gov. Steve Bullock Launches US Senate Bid

The Helena Independent Record reports: Democratic Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday will do what for months he proclaimed he wouldn’t — enter the U.S. Senate race, saying he wants to bring a Montana attitude to Congress and that he made the choice after encouragement from people around the state and getting the backing of his family. “I do wish …

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Dem MT Governor Likely To Run For Senate After All

The New York Times reports: Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana is poised to reverse himself and run for the Senate, according to three Democratic officials, a decision that would hand the party a coveted recruit who could help reclaim a majority in the chamber. After months of insisting he would not challenge Senator Steve Daines, Mr. Bullock, who ran for …

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Montana Rep Defies State GOP Demand To Resign After Saying The Constitution Calls For “Shooting Socialists”

The Associated Press reports: A Montana lawmaker on Monday rejected legislative leaders’ call for his resignation over his assertion that the U.S. Constitution allows socialists to be jailed or shot. He said he filed to run for the state Senate on Friday, a decision that had nothing to do with the response to his comments. Republican Rep. Rodney Garcia of …

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GOP Rep: The Constitution Calls For Shooting Socialists

The Billings Gazette reports: A Billings Republican legislator said Saturday he believes the U.S. Constitution calls for the shooting or jailing of those who identify as socialists. State Rep. Rodney Garcia, from House District 52 on the South Side, first made a statement in the form of an unprompted question at a state party gathering in Helena Friday meant to …

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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock Drops White House Bid

Forgot he was running, didn’t you? Vox reports: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has suspended his long-shot bid to become the 2020 Democratic nominee for president. Since announcing in May, Bullock had struggled to break through nationally. He didn’t qualify for most of the DNC debates, appearing on stage just once in July. His campaign pinned its 2020 hopes on a …

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Man Pleads Not Guilty In Anthem Attack On Child, Claims Brain Injury Made Him Think Trump Ordered It

The Missoulian reports: Curt Brockway pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Mineral County District Court to choke-slamming a 13-year-old boy earlier this month at the county fairgrounds. Brockway’s attorney said during the court appearance, which featured heavy security, that he’ll seek a psychiatric evaluation for his client. Attorney Lance Jasper told the Missoulian that Brockway, a 39-year-old U.S. Army veteran, has …

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MONTANA: Man Fractures 13 Year-Old Boy’s Skull For Keeping His Hat On During National Anthem [VIDEO]

The Missoulian reports: A 39-year-old Superior man was jailed this weekend for allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old boy he believed, according to one witness, had disrespected the national anthem. Curt James Brockway was arrested by Mineral County Sheriff’s deputies around 11 p.m. Saturday. Montana Department of Justice records show he is registered as a violent offender. Brockway made his initial appearance …

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Dem Montana Gov Announces 2020 WH Bid [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced on Tuesday that he’s running for president, appealing to primary voters as a Democrat elected twice in a largely Republican state and joining a primary field of nearly two dozen candidates. Bullock is focusing his campaign message on campaign finance, touting Montana’s election laws that he has championed as attorney general and governor, …

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REPORT: Dem Montana Gov To Join 2020 WH Race

Helena’s NBC News affiliate reports: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will announce his bid for the presidency in two weeks, MTN News has learned — adding to the 20 Democrats already running for the 2020 nomination to challenge President Trump. Bullock, a two-term governor who can’t run for re-election in 2020 because of term limits, isn’t talking publicly yet about his …

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Viral Petition: Sell “Useless” Montana To Canada For $1T

CBS News reports: An online petition to sell the state of Montana to Canada for $1 trillion has gone viral. The Change.org petition has more than 8,000 signatures so far. “We have too much debt and Montana is useless,” says the petition. “Just tell them it has beavers or something.” Ian Hammond, the petition creator, wants to sell The Treasure …

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MONTANA: Dems Troll GOP US House Rep With Bill That Calls Up To One Year In Jail For Assaulting Journalists

Politico reports: Democrats in the Montana state legislature put forward a bill Monday that would increase the penalty for assaulting a journalist from $500 to a maximum of $5,000 and up to a year in jail — a none-too-subtle slap at Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte and his infamous body slam of a reporter two years ago. “I feel pretty strongly …

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MONTANA: Nazi Loses Bid To Quash Harassment Suit

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge’s decision to allow a lawsuit to proceed against the publisher of a neo-Nazi website is “dangerous for free speech,” the publisher’s attorney said Thursday. Attorney Marc Randazza said he believes U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen made a legally flawed decision Wednesday in ruling the First Amendment does not shield Daily Stormer publisher Andrew …

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MONTANA: Democrat Jon Tester Holds US Senate Seat After Glorious Leader Held Four Rallies Against Him

Politico reports: Democratic Sen. Jon Tester has won reelection narrowly in Montana, defeating Republican Matt Rosendale after a fiery campaign marked by Tester’s clashes with President Donald Trump. Tester had 49 percent of the vote to 48 percent for Rosendale, the Montana state auditor, when the Associated Press called the race on Wednesday afternoon with 92 percent of precincts reporting. …

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Montana Men Mow Massive Airport Message To Trump

The Great Falls Tribune reports: Kevin Crawford of Bozeman and Curtis Roe of Belgrade decided to protest President Donald Trump’s visit Saturday to the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in grass. The pair mowed “FU45” on Roe’s land under the landing approach Air Force One would make. The result was lettering 60 feet tall and 150 feet across. Crawford said that …

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Cultists Cheer As Trump Celebrates Assault Of Reporter

ABC News reports: Donald Trump kicked off a western tour in Montana on Thursday ostensibly to support Matt Rosendale as he attempts to unseat Sen. Jon Tester, but it was his praise for Congressman Greg Gianforte’s physical assault on a reporter that stole the show. “Any guy that can do a body slam, he is my type!” Trump said to …

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Meet The Trump Rally’s “Plaid Shirt Guy” [VIDEO]

The Billings Gazette reports: Billings West High School senior Tyler Linfesty learned Thursday morning during first period that he had been selected for VIP treatment at President Donald J. Trump’s rally at MetraPark. Not long after Trump took the podium Thursday night at MetraPark, social media cued into Linfesty’s puzzled facial expressions, visible just over Trump’s right shoulder. Early on …

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MONTANA: Rally Attendee Removed After Making Mocking Faces From Behind Glorious Leader [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: At Donald Trump‘s rally in Billings, Montana, one audience member placed just behind the president was not buying it. Twitter users noticed that the rallygoer — known only as the man with the plaid shirt — kept responding to some of the more Trumpian claims made by the president at his rally with expressions of shock, doubt and …

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Trump: One Day My Campaign Rally Speeches Will Be Ranked With Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address [VIDEO]

“You know when Abraham Lincoln made that Gettysburg Address speech, the great speech, you know he was ridiculed? And he was excoriated by the fake news. They had fake news then. They said it was a terrible, terrible speech. Fifty years after his death they said it may have been the greatest speech ever made in America, I have a …

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MONTANA: Court Boots Green Party From 2018 Ballot

The Helena Independent Record reports: A Helena judge is ordering the Montana Green Party removed from the ballot this fall, saying the group did not submit enough valid signatures to qualify. Helena District Court Judge James Reynolds on Monday signed an order directing the Secretary of State to take the Montana Green Party off the ballot after he invalidated signatures …

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