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KlindtWatch: Jason on Gutter Politics

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Yeah, seriously. I assumed it was April 1 when I read Jennifer McKee’s story today about the Garret Burns flap. If Jason Klindt can attack someone for engaging in gutter politics, one can only assume that next week, Conrad himself will issue a press release attacking someone for being a racist and a sexist.

Given Burns’ level of sleaze, I have no doubt that there was some influence peddling here.  It’s worth noting that Burns or Klindt never actually refute the substance of claims against the Senator, relying on hostile rhetoric. Of course, the Montana Democratic Party acting sloppily isn’t exactly news.

McKee’s been doing some solid reporting on this race, but Larry Sabato? Come on.

If you appreciate an independent voice holding Montana politicians accountable and informing voters, and you can throw a few dollars a month our way, we would certainly appreciate it.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an 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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