Montana Politics

Melinda Gopher making another run for Congress

Melinda Gopher’s Facebook has been pretty interesting as of late.  Things really started rolling yesterday:

Gopher continued to tease us with “will I run or won’t I run?” Facebook status updates.  And, then she made it official:

Gopher put up the following post yesterday: “Gopher Offers Vision: Another Run for U.S. House.”

After looking at the political landscape and weighing the options for the future, I have decided, as Brock & I had envisioned before our run in 2010–that we will fulfill our original plan to make two tries at the U.S. House of Representatives.

We knew in the beginning, that we would get that one loss out of the way, and begin again in the 2012 cycle.  We looked at several things, namely with the U.S. Senate hanging in the balance, a primary challenge to Sen. Tester would be too damaging, and ultimately–would position Rep. Rehberg to overtake him.

So, now we have Kim Gillan, Franke Wilmer, Dave Strohmaier, Rob Stutz, Jason Ward, Diane Smith, and Melinda Gopher are all running for Congress.  Some candidates I’d take more seriously than others.

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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