Gazette, Independent Record Endorse Steve Bullock for AG

Both the Billings Gazette and Independent Record have endorsed Steve Bullock to be Montana’s next attorney general. Why? Experience, judgment, and honesty.

From the Independent Record:

That’s why we’re endorsing Bullock, a candidate who has represented the people of Montana before the Montana Supreme Court about three times as often as his opponent, has handled a great variety of legal issues for the Justice Department and in private practice, and has prepared attorney general’s opinions that have the force of law unless overturned by the courts.
We also were disappointed to see that a recent television ad for Fox, who had told us he wouldn’t run a partisan campaign for what is essentially a nonpartisan office. The ad was worded in such a way as to falsely imply that Bullock was from out of state, did not back Second Amendment right, and is against the death penalty.

From the Gazette:

Bullock’s campaign to date has focused on a broader vision of the attorney general’s job. He wants to beef up law enforcement resources for preventing Internet crimes. He supports enforcing Montana’s seat belt law as a "primary" offense, just like any other traffic law. He wants to ensure that all felony DUI offenders get effective treatment and favors intervening before the fourth offense – the point at which Montana law now mandates treatment. Bullock said he wants to expand the attorney general’s efforts to protect Montana consumers, particularly in preventing fraud against senior citizens.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba has been writing about Montana politics since 2005 and teaching high school English since 2000. He's a 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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