Montana Politics

Burns: Just Regular Folks

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Conrad Burns is back, getting in touch with the common people of Montana. Jennifer McKee reports in the IR that the Senator for the Saginaw Chippewas will soon be holding a fundraiser among the common people:

Republican Sen. Conrad Burns is hosting a fundraiser next month at the exclusive Yellowstone Club a high-end gated community near Big Sky which members must have at least $3 million in assets to join.

An invitation for the event called Burns Winterfest ’06 lists the price for admission at $2,000 a person or $4,000 for a political action committee.

Unfortunately, McKee let Burns spokesman Jason Klindt get away with this justification:

“You can expect this campaign to continue to raise the funds necessary to compete with out of state money,” Klindt said. “We have the obligation to defend the Senator’s record of delivering for Montana.”

Burns needs to compete with out of state money?

Right.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it’s a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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  • While the article points out the money Tim Blixeth has given to Burns and the Montana Republican Party, McKee neglects to remind readers that Blixeth was one of the “big contributors” to the Montana Majority Fund.

    But even more intersting than what Blixseth has given to Burns, is what he has received. Since the fundraiser isn’t until next month, there is plenty of time for an enterprising reporter to look into the Burns rider and the Gallatin land swaps.

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