WINNER: MONTANA WOMEN
An excellent turnout on a cold and rainy Saturday for a rally at the Capitol shows that Montana’s women won’t stand by quietly while misogynistic political “leaders” strip their rights.
LOSER: KEN MILLER
It’s hard not to get labeled a loser during a week in which your former campaign finance chair tells the press that you’ve been illegally accepting and fraudulently reporting campaign donations. Miller didn’t have much chance of winning this race before the news broke, but this scandal (and its terrible timing) make his chances even smaller.
WINNER: RURAL POSTAL CUSTOMER
While Representative Rehberg talked about protecting them, Senator Tester wrote and passed Senate amendments which will prevent closing these vital lifelines for many small Montana communities.
LOSER: DENNIS REHBERG
Erik Iverson must have been out of the office the day Representative Rehberg decided to get behind HR 1505, the incredibly overreaching federal land grab of Montana’s northern border. Ten Montana sporting organizations have joined the call for a review of the bill, which Rehberg has steadfastly refused to discuss with Montana voters. I expect another flip-flop from the Representative some time very soon.
WINNER: MONTANA TOURISM
Is there anything more adorable in this universe than a baby mountain goat? Governor Schweitzer’s decision to promote Montana tourism in New York and nationally on the Dave Letterman Show was a slam dunk success for the state’s tourism industry.
WINNER: MONTANA VOTERS
Secretary of State Linda McCulloch unveiled a new “My Voter Page” which will make it easier for Montana voters to check their voter registration status and locate polling information.