Montana (GOP Club)

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  • In Montana, Poll Shows Even Females Support Trump

    10/27/2016 1:49:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    KGVO-AM ^ | October 26, 2016 | Jon King
    The divisive presidential campaign between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is putting political rifts between parties and genders on display across the country. There’s some agreement in Montana though, where according to the 30th annual Montana Poll conducted by students and faculty at Montana State University, both men and women prefer Donald Trump. “Trump is ahead of Clinton by 16 points,” said MSU Polling Director Dr. Nisha Bellinger said. “We have Trump at 43 percent and Clinton 27 percent. 37 percent of the females favor Trump as compared to 33 percent of females who favor Clinton. So Trump, as far...
  • Montana voters go to the polls on primary election day

    06/07/2016 11:13:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    KXLF-TV ^ | June 7, 2016 | Mike Dennison
    HELENA - Montana voters headed to the polls Tuesday to decide presidential and gubernatorial primaries – although local legislative races are the ones with the most political impact in the state. More than two-dozen Republican legislative primaries in all corners in the state feature contests between candidates from the party’s moderate and conservative wings, as each faction looks to control the 2017 Legislature. As of Tuesday morning, nearly 180,000 Montanans had already voted, via absentee ballots. Political observers say the absentee count indicates a relatively high voter turnout for a primary election, probably in the 40 percent to 50 percent...
  • Montana delegates could prove crucial to GOP nominee

    04/12/2016 3:02:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Bozeman Daily Chronicle ^ | April 11, 2016 | John S. Adams Montana Free Press
    In 2008, with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton nearly deadlocked in their race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Montana voters headed to the polls on June 3 not knowing who the party’s nominee would be. It was an exciting time for Montana Democrats because the state’s June primary election is usually too late in the nominating process to have an impact on the outcome. The presidential nominees are usually decided long before voters here get a chance to cast their ballots....
  • Cruz camp pushing to oust Kasich from Montana ballot

    03/30/2016 10:06:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Vindicator ^ | March 31, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign is trying to knock opponent John Kasich off Montana’s primary by questioning signatures the Ohio governor’s campaign submitted to qualify for the ballot – another subplot in the unfolding political drama to derail Donald Trump’s presidential bid. Emails obtained by The Associated Press show Cruz campaign officials have raised questions about the 622 signatures submitted by the Kasich campaign. A minimum of 500 valid signatures is required for a presidential candidate to qualify for the Montana ballot....
  • Trump ranks 4th among Utah voters, new poll shows

    12/22/2015 1:45:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    KSL-TV ^ | December 22, 2015 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Donald Trump continues to be the front-runner in the GOP presidential nomination race, but he's languishing in fourth place in a new poll of Utah voters. The new poll by Dan Jones & Associates comes as former Utah governor and 2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman Jr. is suggesting Trump has a shot at winning the White House. "People really are hungry for change. They were last time, but it hadn't reached the 212-degree boiling point. This time it has," Huntsman told USA Today's weekly "Capital Download" video series. Huntsman said that's why he thinks Trump,...
  • Team Trump Montana not getting much support from state GOP and vice versa

    10/07/2015 10:20:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Dickinson Press ^ | October 7, 2015 | Tom Lutey, The Billings Gazette
    BILLINGS, Mont. -- Dan Hutchings was ecstatic — after only six weeks, the official Team Trump 2016 Montana Facebook page had 398 likes. Donald Trump, the surprise national front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, was doing twice as well as Hutchings’ was led to expect after contacting the “The Donald’s” campaign in September and volunteering to be the first Montana contact for the billionaire celebrity turned dark horse political candidate. “We’re relatively new on the scene. We’re just starting to grow, and we’re getting 398 supporters?” Hutchings said. “We’re going real fast right now and we’re starting to get overwhelmed.”...
  • GOP’s Daines nets Montana Senate seat

    11/04/2014 8:47:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | November 4, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Freshman Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) easily clinched victory in the Montana Senate race Tuesday, scoring another pickup for Republicans. Daines was seen as the favorite throughout the year, and any hope of Democrats retaining the seat fell away when interim Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) bowed out of the race in August amid revelations that he plagiarized large portions of his master's thesis at the Army War College in 2007. The Associated Press and other outlets called the race shortly after polls closed there. Democrats scrambled to replace Walsh on the ballot, picking Amanda Curtis, a freshman state representative. But she...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Brian Schweitzer says his 'gaydar' goes off when he sees Eric Cantor

    06/19/2014 2:52:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | June 19, 2014 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer chose an interesting path and offered puzzling critiques since he tossed his name in the hat for a potential presidential run in 2016. But comments the Democrat made about Rep. Eric Cantor and Sen. Dianne Feinstein in a lengthy profile published by National Journal have probably knocked him off that path. In the piece, Schweitzer shared his perceptions on Cantor's sexuality while discussing the Virginia Republican's shocking loss last week against an unknown primary candidate. “If you were just a regular person, you turned on the TV, and you saw Eric Cantor talking, I would...
  • Likely Hillary challenger in 2016: I can’t think of a single positive thing Obama’s done

    01/15/2014 8:06:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 15, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Alternate headline: “Man running for nomination of wrong party.” No, seriously — this is noteworthy not for the easy left-wing dig at O but because it proves this guy’s not planning a serious primary challenge to Hillary. The left is looking for someone to make things interesting but their true love, Elizabeth Warren, has showed no interest whereas Schweitzer has. And he’s probably good enough if the goal is simply to hassle Hillary a bit from the left, to make sure she panders appropriately on things like adding a public option to ObamaCare. But an “in it to win it”...
  • Elizabeth Warren Isn’t Running so Hillary Clinton Will Face No Dem Opposition in ’16

    01/15/2014 5:41:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | January 15, 2014 | Jason Easley
    With Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) joining Elizabeth Warren and other in deciding not to run in 2016, it looks like Hillary Clinton will have no serious challenger for the Democratic nomination in 2016. According to the LA Times, California Gov. Jerry Brown has ruled out another run for the Democratic nomination in 2016, “No, that’s not in the cards. Unfortunately.” With his impressive record as governor, Brown would have presenting a serious and interesting challenge to Hillary Clinton. However, it is looking more and more like Democrats have decided to clear the field for Hillary in 2016. Last month, Sen....
  • Should Hillary be Worried About Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer?

    10/21/2013 8:50:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | October 19, 2013 | Rick Moran
    It almost seems comical. A a pro-gun, pro-coal former Democratic governor of a small red state with zero national name recognition who used a branding iron to veto bills from the Republican legislature challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination? On the surface, the idea that Brian Schweitzer would have a ghost of a chance against the former Senator from New York and Secretary of State seems delusional. Indeed, Schweitzer himself said last year that he expected Clinton to breeze to the nomination and beat any Republican in the general election. Has the political landscape changed that much in...
  • Gov. Schweitzer Accuses Montanans of Racism: Expects to Hear Outrageously Racist Comments in Public

    09/05/2012 10:55:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Montana Pioneer ^ | September 5, 2012 | Dustin Hurst
    Politico recently wrote that Montana Governor. Brian Schweitzer’s rhetorical prowess is a valuable asset and a dangerous liability for his future political ambitions. Case in point: On July 28, Schweitzer delivered the keynote address at the Ohio Democratic Party’s annual dinner. In the speech, he told a gripping tale of his grandmother immi-grating to the United States to start a new life. Riveting. In the same address, Schweitzer dipped into darker rhetoric, casting white Montanans as racist toward American Indians. Through his 30-minute speech to Ohio Democrats, Schweitzer repeatedly boasted of his gubernatorial achievements, putting special emphasis on the Indian...
  • Anderson Cooper and the ‘Big Bad Birthers’

    02/27/2011 7:16:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Daily Inter Lake ^ | February 27, 2011 | Frank Miele
    CNN’s Anderson Cooper may actually think he is a fair-minded journalist. But probably someone in a mental institution somewhere thinks he is Anderson Cooper. Which just goes to prove that thinking something, doesn’t make it so. The problem, however, isn’t what Anderson Cooper thinks about himself, but that other people actually take him seriously as a journalist and opinion maker, too. I know, it’s hard to believe. After all, Cooper is the guy who popularized calling Tea Party protesters “Teabaggers” even though he knew it was a derogatory term that referred to a sex act popular among homosexuals. He had...
  • Former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder takes swings at Palin, politics in Missoula

    09/11/2010 2:34:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Missoulian ^ | September 10, 2010 | Jamie Kelly
    The nonpartisan City Club Missoula became a seminar in conservative-bashing Friday at noon, with a pioneering female politician taking swings at another visiting the Garden City this weekend: Sarah Palin. Pat Schroeder, the 11-term Democratic congresswoman from Colorado, got a rousting round of chuckles from a packed room at the Holiday Inn Parkside, taking credit for opening doors to women in the political realm but lamenting that "you can't control who goes through them." "I'm leaving for Bozeman this afternoon because I don't think Missoula is big enough for both Sarah and I," said Schroeder, City Club Missoula's guest speaker...
  • Former Green wins Montana GOP primary for U.S. Senate

    06/06/2008 5:14:58 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies · 693+ views
    The Independent Political Report ^ | June 4th, 2008 | Austin Cassidy
    Bob Kelleher, a former Green who sued the Montana University System for excluding the Green and Libertarian candidates from a gubernatorial debate in 2004, scored an upset victory in the Montana GOP primary race for U.S. Senate. Kelleher, who still maintains his Green beliefs, will be the Republican nominee versus Democratic incumbent Max Baucus. The Montana Green Party does not currently have ballot access. The theme of Kelleher’s campaign was “no more tax cuts until hunger, health, HRDC, and job needs are satisfied and social security, Medicare and Medicaid funds are secure.” Ballot Access News reports that Kelleher apparently raised...
  • Keenan plans to discuss Senate bid (in Montana) with GOP senators...

    09/25/2007 8:07:22 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies · 523+ views ^ | September 25, 2007 | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Former Republican state lawmaker Bob Keenan of Bigfork is discussing a potential Senate bid with Republican Party leaders in Washington, D.C. this week. But he says he still doesn't know if he'll run. Keenan has plans to meet tomorrow with Republican Senators Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and John ensign of Nevada about a challenge to Democratic Senator Max Baucus. McConnell is Senate Republican leader and Ensign is in charge of the party's campaign efforts. Keenan says he's also being pressured to run for governor. Keenan ran for the Republican nomination in 2006, losing in the primary to former Senator Conrad...
  • Mike Lange Announces Senate Bid Against Baucus

    07/01/2007 1:58:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies · 1,602+ views
    The New West ^ | June 29, 2007 | Courtney Lowery
    As Jim Gransberry reports at the Billings Gazette this morning, state Rep. Mike Lange, R-Billings, has just announced that he will challenge Democratic Sen. Max Baucus. Lange, a pipefitter from Billings, told reporters he knew he has a long, hard road ahead of him, trying to unseat a powerful incumbent. He pledged to put "America first" during his campaign and focus on freedom, security and America's working class. Lange, who has served three sessions in the House but became famous during the last legislative session (in which he was the House Minority Leader) for the tirade against the governor, will...
  • Burns Out/Rehberg In? (potentially vulnerable GOP Senator may retire)

    01/10/2006 7:03:58 AM PST · by AuH2ORepublican · 42 replies · 8,873+ views
    Ankle Biting Pundits ^ | January 9, 2006 | H-Bomb
    Burns Out/Rehberg In? Considering the fact that Sen. Conrad Burns from Montana was below 50% in the pre-Abramoff "I'm guilty" ballot question, word is now spreading like wildfire inside Washington, DC that Burns will soon announce his retirement. A source on Capitol Hill tells me that the National Republican Senatorial Committee is polling feverishly to see if the Senate seat is salvagable should Burns seek re-election. The prognosis, I am told, is not good. Enter Congressman Denny Rehberg, Montana's wildly popular At-Large member of Congress. Rehberg briefly flirted with the idea of running against Max Baucus in 2002, but decided...
  • Check This Group Out. They did great in Ohio

    08/04/2005 6:18:57 AM PDT · by Doc_J_Butler · 3 replies · 2,662+ views
    You guys should check this group out. I met one of their members out in Ohio working with a congressional candidate. They knew what they were doing and I was impressed but i didn't realize that Alex had his own team until yesterday. I looked at their website its got some really solid ideas in terms of strategy. Check it out:
  • Politician Republican Democrat Congress Lawyer Neckwear

    03/27/2005 7:04:33 AM PST · by starwonders · 1,624+ views Neckwear ^ | 03-27-2005 |
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  • Apple pie proud !

    11/16/2004 9:39:17 PM PST · by marquisdesloth · 2 replies · 1,713+ views
  • Gannett Fails One-Newspaper Communities/Counties- Queue for Government Intervention?

    07/18/2004 9:49:31 PM PDT · by housecandidate · 4 replies · 4,997+ views
    July 19, 2004 | Joe Alloway
    Gannett Fails One-Newspaper Communities/Counties- Port Huron Times Herald a Queue for Government Intervention? In particular, with today’s concentration of all reporting medium with just a few companies- who determines the void or lack of reporting in the best interest to citizens. I’ve challenged a Gannett newspaper, the Times Herald of Port Huron Michigan of its obligation citizens in one-newspaper counties. There appears to be an immediate need to make certain legislation be brought requiring corporate newspapers to better report news and serving the communities they cover. At a crucial time with the 2004 Primary literally days away- this particular newspaper,...
  • Poll: JOE ALLOWAY leads PHIL PAVLOV in Michigan House District 81 - Alloway predicted winner

    07/18/2004 9:31:03 AM PDT · by housecandidate · 1 replies · 3,079+ views
    Ann Arbor PTM/UM Polling | July 17, 2004 | Andrea VanAndle
    The poll of 600 likely Republican voters in St. Clair County Michigan’s State Representative District 81 countywide found Alloway leading Pavlov by 12 points, 48 percent to 40 percent in a three-way race with Yale Republican Steve Pray Nader included in the ballot test.
  • Illegal Michigan State Paid Employee's Electioneering and Campaign Fixing Near Day of Reckoning

    07/10/2004 8:22:08 PM PDT · by housecandidate · 1 replies · 2,656+ views
    “A Michigan Impossible until we work together ending illegal state house electioneering practices” Joe Alloway-R Michigan House District 81 St. Clair County Michigan PORT HURON – JULY 11, 2004 - Please listen to a recent interview ( exposing Michigan’s #1 area to reform and that’s ending illegal activities in Michigan’s House Republican Caucus Communications Office! Very few citizens asked have no idea of what that word means. Folks, the bottom line is we’ve had some major problems in this antiquated, 50-person staffed office and they’re just coming public. Take recent revelations of state employees assigned to representatives as campaign managers...
  • My trip across the country

    07/03/2004 12:05:22 PM PDT · by elder5 · 11 replies · 4,354+ views
    I just got back last week from driving across the country, I live in Washington State and drove to PA in see my wifes family and took I-80 and I-90 back home. With my Bush/Cheney sticker from 2000 in my back window along with my W-04 sticker I got a aproviel rating of about 75% judging from the honks and thumbs ups from fellow drivers. Funny how I got the 1 finger salute from the folks with the Kerry stickers. My question to you is do you vent your hate and anger at fellow drivers on the road with a...
  • The most taxpayer-unfriendly members of congress

    06/03/2004 7:27:36 PM PDT · by aardbokonon · 7 replies · 2,861+ views
    Last night, I was told that a report was recently published by some DC think-tank. This report ranked members of congress in order of taxpayer-friendliness, i.e. it examined their votes on tax-related bills and determined where any particular member of congress came in on higher or lower taxes for their constituents. The same person who told me about the report told me that a whopping 75% of house and senate members from my state were in the top 20 LEAST friendly to taxpayers in their voting records. Have any of you heard of this report? Can you point me to...

    05/10/2004 11:34:21 AM PDT · by GeorgeW23225 · 6 replies · 7,989+ views
    Are you a registered voter?? Do you know anyone who needs to register?? Check this out: Ultra liberal "MoveOn" is attempting to register 100,000 new left wing voters. WE need to register 200,000 new conservative voters!! Just click on the above link, click on your State, fill in the necessary information, print it out, and mail it in!! It's a simple as that!! As you all know, this will be the most important election in our lifetime. Our future depends on it, and the future of our children depends on it. It is an election we MUST win!! DO...
  • Congressional Races to watch so far 2004 - ALL States

    04/09/2004 11:41:43 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 20 replies · 10,035+ views
    Several Sources | 4-8-04 | Dan from MI
    I've seen the senate races heating up, but not nearly as much on the house seats. I'm mostly using information from DC POLITICAL REPORT and POLITICS1. STATES Alabama DISTRICT 3 - The other Mike Rogers (R) won in 02 with 50.3% over Democrat Joe Turnham(48.2%) in an open seat. So far, it looks as he is facing Democrat Bill Fuller, Ex-State Human Resources Commissioner. I haven't heard much about this race, but the first defense is hardest. Alaska SENATE - Lisa Murkowski(R) vs Ex governor Tony Knowles. This will be a tough race as Knowles is an ex-governor and Murkowski...
  • Why Spanish Election results are irrelevent to US War on Terror

    03/15/2004 7:06:23 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 4 replies · 2,593+ views
    3/15/04 | John Knight
    Journalists, political pundits and other Hysteric Left activists are desperately trying to spin some cosmic significance out of Sunday's Spanish elections. The "conventional wisdom" is that the Spanish Election results are some sort of significant defeat for President Bush and the War on Terror. As usual the "News Media's" thinking is neither conventional nor wise. What all the various activists miss is the reality of American Exceptionalism. As much as the International Political Left hates, and try's to deny, the reality is the USA operates on a completely different political level then the rest of the world. On Sunday, the...
  • Democrat Primary turnout not a even close to being a record

    03/09/2004 8:08:22 PM PST · by MNJohnnie · 3 replies · 2,798+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | Paul Weyrich
    The reason for my apology was that throughout this primary season we have been hearing about the record turnout of voters participating in Democrat caucuses and primaries. I bought the lie. The truth is that, except for Iowa and New Hampshire, there has not been any sort of record turnout for the Democrats. Even in New Hampshire the vote was far less than what the Republicans had when they last had a contested primary in 2000. The Democrats this year had 219,787 votes in their primary. The GOP in 2000 had 239,523 votes. That 20,000 difference is major in a...
  • Freep this poll

    03/07/2004 10:07:11 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 8 replies · 2,575+ views Votes has a vote on President Bush's current Ads. Please take a minute to vote here
  • Heinz Foundation Bankrolled Group Protesting Bush 9/11 Ads

    03/07/2004 6:25:25 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 11 replies · 4,351+ views Well isn't this intresting. The "objective news media" supposed 9-11 surviors protesting Bush's ads are actually anti-war stooges financed by John Kerry's wife. Please take a moment and vist the New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, CBS, NBC and ABC etc to email the Omsbudsman, the Publisher, the News Editor and demand to know why they allowed clearly partisan advocates of Kerry's Presidential Campaign were presented on their "News" programs with no reference to their ties to the Kerry camp. We absolutely must demand the "News Media" be held accountable for their free advertising for the Kerry camp.
  • Bush Ads help get the word out

    03/04/2004 11:30:46 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 3 replies · 5,816+ views Here is a link to the 1st three Bush Re-election ads. As expected the DNC directed its "Objective News Media" mouthpieces at CNN, NBC, CBS and ABC to generate phoney hysteria about these ads. Compared to the demogagery and lies spread by the Kerry Campaign, and the DNC about Bush for the last 6 months, this is probably the mildest sets of ads that have run so far this political season. Please email this link to every person on you email contact list. We need to get as many people as possible to see these ads. They are...
  • Conservatives Unite!

    02/06/2004 10:45:27 AM PST · by rcofdayton · 9 replies · 2,640+ views
    Self ^ | 6 Feb 04 | rcofdayton
    Conservatives should write in Tom Tancredo in the primary ballot to demonstrate the depth of concern we have with the President. If enough do this, he will get the message.
  • Current Party Control (By State)

    10/27/2003 3:55:28 PM PST · by rightcoast · 9 replies · 6,718+ views
    Politics1 ^ | October 27, 2003 | rightcoast
    Below is a list of each state and its "Political Party statistics", meaning that state's current governor, U.S. Senators, U.S. Congressmen, and who they voted for in the 2000 election.  This is useful data in trying to predict future voting trends.   AlabamaGovernor Bob Riley (R)Senator Richard Shelby (R)Senator Jeff Sessions (R)5 Republican Congressmen2 Democrat Congressmen2000 Election: Bush AlaskaGovernor Frank Murkowski (R)Senator Lisa Murkowski (R)Senator Ted Stevens (R)1 Republican Congressman2000 Election: Bush ArizonaGovernor Janet Napolitano (D)Senator John McCain (R)Senator Jon Kyl (R)6 Republican Congressmen2 Democrat Congressmen2000 Election: Bush ArkansasGovernor Mike Huckabee (R)Senator Blanche Lincoln (D)Senator Mark Pryor (D)3 Democrat Congressmen1 Republican Congressman2000 Election:...
  • Schweitzer (D) continues fund-raising blitz for governor's race (Montana)

    07/08/2003 9:41:05 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 4 replies · 1,069+ views
    Great Falls Tribune ^ | 7/8/03 | Mike Dennison
    <p>HELENA -- Democrat Brian Schweitzer Monday reported raising another $106,000 the past three months for his 2004 gubernatorial campaign, continuing his record-setting pace for rolling up early cash in a Montana governor's race.</p> <p>This year, the Whitefish farmer/rancher has raised a total of $361,000 -- far more than a Montana gubernatorial candidate has ever raised at this point in the campaign.</p>
  • Poll: Martz rates low; Bush rates high

    05/25/2003 5:18:50 PM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 8 replies · 1,642+ views
    The Billings Gazette ^ | May 25, 2003 | CHARLES S. JOHNSON
    HELENA - If the 2004 general election were held today, only 18 percent of Montana voters say they would vote to re-elect Republican Gov. Judy Martz, a Lee Newspapers poll shows. Democratic challenger Brian Schweitzer would defeat Martz by a 52 percent to 24 percent margin, with 24 percent of the voters undecided, if the 2004 general election were held today, a test matchup in the poll shows. Schweitzer, the only announced Democratic candidate who narrowly lost to Republican U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns in 2000, already has raised more than $250,000 for his 2004 governor's race. Only one in five...
  • Decision by Martz awaited (Montana)

    05/18/2003 10:58:02 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 7 replies · 1,620+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | 5/18/03 | Charles S. Johnson
    HELENA - Many Montana politicians are eyeing the 2004 governor's race, but many Republicans are waiting to see whether Gov. Judy Martz decides to run for re-election before announcing their plans. So far, only two major party candidates have declared: Democrat Brian Schweitzer of Whitefish, who lost a close race to U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns in 2000, and Republican Tom Keating, a former long-time Billings legislator who ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 2000. Also, Robert Kelle-her, a Butte lawyer, Constitutional Convention delegate and frequent candidate, has announced that he will run, but he hasn't disclosed on which political party...
  • Schweitzer claims fund-raising record in governor race

    04/08/2003 11:58:11 AM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 3 replies · 1,152+ views
    The Billings Gazette ^ | April 8, 2003 | CHARLES S. JOHNSON
    HELENA -- Democrat Brian Schweitzer already has raised more $254,000 for his race for governor in 2004, a total that he says has shattered fund-raising records for Montana gubernatorial candidates. He filed a fund-raising report Monday. Schweitzer, who narrowly lost to U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., raised $254,903 from Jan. 8 through March 31, despite refusing to take money from political action committees and political parties. His campaign reported $229,377 in the bank at the close of the reporting period. The Democrat said he has received money from 1,843 individual donors, with 91 percent from Montana. He and his wife,...
  • Election Day: "Let's Roll!"

    11/03/2002 11:07:32 AM PST · by Radical Poet · 1 replies · 1,916+ views
    Press of Righteous Indignation | 11/03/02 | Stan Simons
    The ENEMY forged the stolen steel Delighted at the pain we would soon feel A hot branding iron to burn a 9 and 11 In the hearts of all righteous under Heaven The demons smiled and admired their work Then dedicated it with an unholy curse The plans were laid well, the deceptions intact With stooges called "martyrs" they began the attack They boarded the planes with thin, tight-lipped smiles Politely nodding to each small child - In a short time they’d know TERROR too real When their KILLERS captured the pilot’s wheel May the TWIN TOWERS of bright beacon...
  • Election Day: "...Let's Roll!"

    11/02/2002 7:55:18 AM PST · by Radical Poet · 1 replies · 1,906+ views
    Press of Righteous Indignation | 11/02/02 | Stan Simons
    The ENEMY forged the stolen steel Delighted at the pain we would soon feel A hot branding iron to burn a 9 and 11 In the hearts of all righteous under Heaven The demons smiled and admired their work Then dedicated it with an unholy curse The plans were laid well, the deceptions intact With stooges called "martyrs" they began the attack They boarded the planes with thin, tight-lipped smiles Politely nodding to each small child - In a short time they’d know TERROR too real When their KILLERS captured the pilot’s wheel May the TWIN TOWERS of bright beacon...
  • GOP's Answer To Democrat Propaganda

    10/25/2002 1:41:17 AM PDT · by MaineVoter2002 · 2 replies · 2,151+ views
    Received this in my email box tonight
  • Taylor Jumps Back Into Montana Senate Race

    10/22/2002 8:15:35 PM PDT · by Gunder · 3 replies · 1,091+ views
    <p>HELENA, Montana (AP) -- Republican Mike Taylor jumped back into the Montana Senate race Tuesday, two weeks after dropping out because of a campaign ad he said made him look gay.</p> <p>Taylor said his "limited" campaign against Democratic Sen. Max Baucus would include a statewide bus tour focusing on his Senate bid and on "getting the slander out of Montana politics."</p>
  • Any New Montana Senate Poll Numbers

    09/27/2002 2:18:31 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 1 replies · 894+ views
    Today on Sean Hannity, among other Senate races such as Missouri, Minnesota, Iowa and New Jersey, Sean referred to Max Baucus as being "on the edge". Has anyone seen any new numbers to prove this claim?
  • Inside Politics: Secret Weapon - HILLPAC

    09/01/2002 9:26:53 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 2 replies · 1,106+ views
    Wahington Times ^ | August 30, 2002 | Greg Pierce
    <p>As the fall elections draw near, Republicans are turning to a secret weapon — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat.</p> <p>"Hit-Hillary commercials have already run in Texas, Tennessee and North Carolina. And in a fourth state, Montana, just taking money from Clinton's HILLPAC political action committee is sparking attacks on a Democratic senator," New York Post reporter Deborah Orin writes.</p>
  • GOP must win Senate in fall, Racicot says

    06/24/2002 6:36:48 PM PDT · by rmmcdaniell · 1 replies · 952+ views
    The Billings ^ | 6-24-2002 | CHARLES S. JOHNSON
    HELENA - National Republican Chairman Marc Racicot told the Montana party faithful Saturday that it's critical for the GOP to regain control of the U.S. Senate to pass President Bush's agenda now stalled in the Democratic-controlled chamber. "I think this is the most important election year of our lifetimes," Racicot, former two-term Montana governor, told an overflow luncheon crowd at the Montana Republican Party platform committee. Racicot made his first official appearance in Montana since becoming GOP national chairman earlier this year. The former governor said he has made 45 trips to 30 states for the party the past five...
  • (Montana) Congressional incumbents outspending challengers (Baucus Alert)

    04/16/2002 2:59:23 PM PDT · by rmmcdaniell · 2 replies · 986+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | 3-16-2002
    HELENA - Democratic U.S. Sen. Max Baucus has raised $4.58 million in campaign funds so far, already topping his 1996 campaign total, while his two main Republican challengers continue to lag far behind in the money race. And in the U.S. race, Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., has collected $748,828 so far in his attempt at a second term, while his Democratic opponents have not yet filed campaign reports. Baucus, seeking his fifth term in the Senate, collected $820,072 for the past three months and spent $730,630 for the period and $2.28 million so far. His cash balance on March 30...

    04/02/2002 7:00:04 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 37 replies · 2,577+ views
    National Republican Senatorial Committee ^ | 2 April 2002 | Sen Bill Frist, MD
    Subj: One of this year's key Senate Races: New Jersey Date: 04/02/2002 7:57:15 PM Central Standard Time From: To: Dear NRSC E-Member, This year, you will be receiving updates from us on key Senate races across the country where we have a good chance to pick up Republican seats. Last week NRSC Communications Director Ginny Wolfe sent out an e-mail announcing the launch of our newest Web site, We wanted to notify all of our supporters that the New Jersey Senate race is an important opportunity for us. Even if you don’t live in New Jersey, I...
  • Baucus tops with large out-of-state donations

    03/28/2002 8:00:40 AM PST · by rmmcdaniell · 2 replies · 940+ views
    HELENA - U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., has received the highest proportion of large-dollar, out-of-state contributions of all the candidates for the Senate this year, a Capitol Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. The Hill said Baucus has received 86.9 percent of his individual donations of more than $200 from out-of-state donors. He was followed by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, at 82.9 percent and Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., at 77.2 percent, according to the latest campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission and compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research group. These Democrats' opponents have criticized them...