The Montana congressional delegation may be small, but it’s always funny.
When Sec. of State Jim Waltermire sounded out his political ambitions in 1983, his party squelched them.
Sen. Max Baucus took pride in the criticism by the National Conservative Political Action Committee.
Chuck Cozzens ran against Max Baucus for the U.S. Senate in 1984. His firebrand campaign was, at the time, considered out-or-bounds. By the way, Halprin must have been a nobody – I have no memory of the name.
A gem from Ron Marlenee.
Congress leveraged highway funds to force states into setting the drinking age at 21.
The 1990 census resulted in Montana losing a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Attorney General Marc Racicot argued unsuccessfully to have it restored.
Representatives Williams and Marlenee ran well funded (and nasty) campaigns to win the remaining congressional seat.
Pretty common campaign rhetoric.
In 1992, Rep. Williams proposed a convoluted formula to limit campaign spending.
In 1992, incumbent congressmen Williams and Marlenee had to battle it out for the sole House seat.
In the 1990s, Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT) came under fire for extensive travel.
Sen. Burns amassed quite a war chest of campaign funds.
Sen. Burns and the GOP managed to bury campaign reform in 1994.