Republican Secretary of State Corey Stapleton issued another barely coherent newsletter about secure elections. He claimed the Russians “scanned” Montana’s election system in 2016, even though his own staff said that didn’t happen. Corey also said he had announced this several months earlier (no record of that), but no news outlet reported it.
Okay, try to follow this – some donors who have maxed out for GOP Senate candidate Matt Rosendale’s 2018 campaign have now donated the max to his 2014 campaign for US House. Those dollars went to repay Rosendale for personal loans to his 2014 campaign, then he turned around and loaned the same amount to his 2018 campaign. Turns out it’s legal – but really?
Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) [along with Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)] had high praise for Pres. Trump’s pardon of the Oregon arsonists.
After the Land Board rejected the conservation easement on the Stenson Ranch, Gov. Bullock approved it by executive order. (And yes, I did a bit of recycling here – it’s all about conservation.)
U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte (R-MT) has yet to hold an in-person “town hall.” He makes few public appearances in Montana – for the reason he stated above.
US Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) announced plans to visit Russia over the Independence Day congressional break. Guess we won’t see him at any picnics in Montana.
Donald Trump Jr. headlined the GOP Platform Convention in Billings to stump for Matt Rosendale, GOP nominee for US Senate.
Matt Rosendale, GOP candidate for US Senate, touts his profession as “rancher.” All hat and no cattle.
To get technical, Bullock’s order prohibits state contracts with companies or individuals who contribute to “dark money” political operatives.