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On the day when Republicans lost control of the US Senate, Mitch McConnell is being warned that he could be voted out as Republican leader if he votes to convict former President Trump during the impeachment trial. Republicans who know McConnell well believe he will take the temperature of the Senate...

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  • January 21, 2021

Yes, where are David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler? Why aren’t they supporting Trump’s righteous crusade to STOP THE STEAL?!?!? x Why are my own #GA Senators ⁦@KLoeffler⁩ & ⁦@Perduesenate⁩ not supporting this effort? ⁦@SenatorLoeffler⁩ ⁦@sendavidperdue⁩ #DoNotCertify #StoptheSteal #MillionMagaMarch #JAN6 #GAsen #gagop https://t.co/ZJ8ZSZsZiN— Amy Kremer (@AmyKremer) January 2, 2021 < p...

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  • January 4, 2021

As Admiral Akbar sez: “It’s a Trap”. This stunt will fail but the Trumpian GOP base will want to give them thirty coins at least. Disingenuity writ as largess in order to grift for donors. A growing number of Republican senators — led by Ted Cruz — announced today they...

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  • January 2, 2021

From ABC News: As Republican leaders fearful of losing the majority in the U.S. Senate parade through Montana to rally behind embattled incumbent Steve Daines, one has been conspicuously absent: President Donald Trump. The president visited Montana repeatedly in 2018 and hosted huge rallies in a failed bid to oust...

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  • November 2, 2020
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Apparently, with four days left, time has run out for the 2016-style October Surprise. Only a major terror attack(s) could make a shift in what looks to be a trending Biden victory. There’s plenty of spookery in how Giuliani and Bannon developed the pre-impeachment attempts to sway the 2020 election. Lots...

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  • October 30, 2020

Some very good news today out of Montana: The U.S. Senate, House, and governor’s races in Montana are extremely close according to the results of the annual Mountain States Poll released on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The 33rd edition of the poll interviewed 546 likely voters in Montana contacted via live...

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  • October 28, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Montana courtesy of PPP: A new Public Policy Polling survey finds Steve Bullock leading Republican opponent Steve Daines in the Montana Senate race by 1 point (48-47). Health care is a key issue fora majority of Montanans, with 64% considering it either the...

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  • October 27, 2020

Like a cartoon dog in a burning room or a river in Egypt, we know Trump will spend his post-presidency looking for the real reasons he lost the election. America faces no issue more pressing than the coronavirus pandemic, and so the president has found the message that he believes will carry...

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  • October 26, 2020

int.nyt.com/… A newly released survey from the NYT/Siena Poll, rated A+, shows Democratic candidates all  within four points of winning the US Senate, US House, and Governor races in Montana. Joe Biden only trails by 6% in a state Trump won by 20% in 2016. These races look likely to...

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  • October 23, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Montana courtesy of NBC Montana/Strategies 360 poll: In the heated U.S. Senate race, incumbent Republican Sen. Steve Daines leads challenger Gov. Steve Bullock by 1 point, 48% to 47%, with 5% undecided. The U.S. House race proves to be just as close, with...

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  • October 22, 2020

Some good news today out of Montana courtesy of Montana University’s latest poll: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock leads incumbent Sen. Steve Daines by two points in the race for the U.S. Senate with 49% from likely and active registered voters compared to 47% for Daines. Only 3% were undecided. The...

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  • October 14, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Montana courtesy of PPP’s latest poll: PPP’s new Montana poll finds the race for Senate as tight as it can be. Steve Bullock and Steve Daines are each at 48%. Beyond that, they have nearly identical approval ratings for their work in their...

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  • October 12, 2020

The right-wing publication, The National Review, has been pushing this narrative against Governor Steve Bullock (D. MT) in his bid to unseat U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R. MT): ‘When you invest in Montana, you have the full support of the state,” Governor Steve Bullock says at the conclusion of a...

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  • October 5, 2020
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From Emily Singer at The American Independent: Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said Thursday that preexisting health conditions are not as big a deal as Democrats are making them seem, using one of the most popular provisions in the Affordable Care Act to attack Democrats. “The left, including Joe Biden in...

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  • October 2, 2020

Governor Steve Bullock (D. MT) has been kicking Trump’s ass lately. First, there was this: A federal judge ruled Friday that the Trump administration's leading steward of public lands has been serving unlawfully and has blocked him from continuing in the position. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris said U.S. Bureau...

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  • October 1, 2020

Bull shit: Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) says she doesn’t think the Supreme Court will overturn its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling, even though she signed a brief urging the court to do so earlier this year. “I think the likelihood of Roe v. Wade being overturned is...

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  • September 30, 2020

Former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, has a piece out in Salon and video up on YouTube where he focuses on flipping the U.S. Senate, Specifically on these 6 Senate races: 1. North Carolina: Thom Tillis (R. NC) vs Cal Cunningham (D. NC) 2. Maine: Susan Collins (R. ME) vs...

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  • September 28, 2020

Hell yeah: A federal judge ruled Friday that the Trump administration's leading steward of public lands has been serving unlawfully and has blocked him from continuing in the position. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris said U.S. Bureau of Land Management acting director William Perry Pendley served unlawfully for 424 days...

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  • September 26, 2020

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… Polls this weekend are showing a number of close races for Republican held US Senate seats. Democrats have a pretty good chance of winning the upper body of Congress. The same set of polls showed Trump has a 1% edge in Georgia and leads by only 2% in Texas....

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  • September 20, 2020

Received this e-mail on Friday from Slate Magazine’s The Surge where they rank these seven U.S. Senate races to watch: 1. Maine Putting this race in the top slot feels a bit like cheating. Sure, there was a Quinnipiac poll this week that showed GOP Sen. Susan Collins trailing her Democratic opponent,...

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  • September 20, 2020

From Salon: Montana Republicans Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Greg Gianforte share a tight financial and legislative history with each other and with the tech giant Oracle that goes back years. That relationship has netted each of them several million dollars and made Gianforte one of the wealthiest members of...

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  • September 8, 2020

From Salon: A leading Democratic group accused Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., of hypocrisy for campaign ads touting Daines as tough on China after he repeatedly met with Chinese Communist Party officials on trips paid for by taxpayers — while avoiding town halls with his constituents back home. Daines, who holds...

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  • August 27, 2020

Good: Montana's Democratic governor asked a federal judge Aug. 20 to take swift action to remove the Trump administration's chief steward of public lands, as the former industry attorney hangs onto the post despite the White House saying Aug. 15 that his nomination would be withdrawn. Gov. Steve Bullock said...

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  • August 26, 2020

Received this e-mail from Governor Steve Bullock’s (D. MT) U.S. Senate campaign: Millions of Americans depend on the United States Postal Service to deliver essential goods, medicines, mail-in ballots, and more — through rain, sleet, heat, and even a pandemic. But the coronavirus has hit the USPS hard, and without...

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  • August 17, 2020

Lisa Rein has a good piece in The Washington Post about Montana’s history of split-ticket voting could be the key factor in helping Governor Steve Bullock (D. MT) defeat U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R. MT): Montanans, stubbornly independent, like to split tickets. And Bullock, a lawyer who narrowly won reelection...

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  • August 9, 2020

The Huffington Post has a good piece about how Governor Steve Bullock’s (D. MT) handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the role it will play in his bid to unseat U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R. MT): Republicans, who hold a slim three-seat majority in the Senate, considered Montana a safe...

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  • August 6, 2020

From Salon: Republican Sen. Steve Daines of Montana, who faces a tough re-election fight this year, received thousands of dollars from pharmaceutical companies while pushing Congress to fund a fast-tracked coronavirus treatment and vaccine development program that eventually awarded contracts to those companies, Federal Election Commission records show. The $10...

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  • August 3, 2020

The New York Times has a great piece out today about the upcoming U.S. Senate race between Governor Steve Bullock (D. MT) and incumbent U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R. MT). It goes on to discuss how split ticket voting and Bullock’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic in Montana are his...

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  • July 27, 2020

Back in May, I highlighted this story from The Daily Beast about U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R. MT) running on a “tough in China” campaign: Daines’ campaign moved on April 16 to reserve TV ad time for a 30-second spot that alleged, in the words of campaign filings with the Federal Communications...

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  • July 20, 2020

Here’s the latest news out of Montana today courtesy of PPP’s latest poll: PPP’s new Montana poll finds that Steve Bullock is the most popular politician in the state and he has a small lead over Steve Daines, 46-44. 50% of voters approve of the job Bullock is doing to...

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  • July 13, 2020

Kudos to Emily Singer at The American Independent for capturing this: x After several positive ads, Montana U.S. Sen. @SteveDaines (R) re-election campaign with a contrast ad against @SteveBullockMT (D) on health care. Links Bullock to Biden and Pelosi. First aired this AM in Butte-Bozeman per @Ad_Analytics. #mtsen #mtpol pic.twitter.com/4em1fy8Zhe—...

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  • July 10, 2020

In a new ad whose tag line is “Learn. Their. Names.” It goes after McConnell, Graham, Tillis, Gardner, McSally, Cruz, Ernst, Rubio, Collins, Daines, Cotton…. (Yeah, I know, the picture I used lacks the two not running as welll as Daines and Cotton and has the two from Georgia who...

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  • July 8, 2020

From Oliver Willis at The American Independent: Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) said on Wednesday that politicians should leave Washington, D.C., and go where “the real people” are to find out how they feel about issues. “Sometimes I think it's important for senators and congressmen, in fact most of the time,...

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  • July 2, 2020

Sorry I missed this poll yesterday but here’s a new poll from the University of Montana Big Sky Poll: MISSOULA – The University of Montana Big Sky Poll recently asked 517 registered Montana voters, if the election were held today, how would they vote? In a series of head-to-head matchups, participants...

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  • July 2, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Slate Magazine’s The Slurge that highlights seven U.S. Senate races to keep your eye one: 1. Kentucky The national Democratic establishment gets its way in Senate primaries. It’s a rule. Democratic primary voters aren’t like Republicans. When Republican voters hear that Mitch McConnell has recruited...

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  • June 19, 2020

Some very good news today out of Montana courtesy of the Cook Political Report regarding the upcoming U.S. Senate race between incumbent U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R. MT) and current Governor Steve Bullock (D. MT): After serving for the state's at-large congressman for a term, Daines won this Senate seat...

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  • June 18, 2020

The Wall Street Journal has a good piece out about the Montana U.S. Senate race and how an effective governor’s response to a pandemic can make a great candidate for the U.S. Senate: Three days after Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced his Senate bid, he declared a statewide emergency. That...

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  • June 17, 2020

A lot’s been going on in the news but here’s something you might’ve missed: The Senate is expected to debate into next week bipartisan legislation that would allow massive spending on the nation’s public lands and help two GOP senators boost their moderate credentials in tight reelection races. Senators voted...

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  • June 12, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund in support of Jaime Harrison (D. SC), Theresa Greenfield (D. IA) and Steve Bullock’s (D. MT) U.S. Senate campaigns: We have some game-changing new polling to share with you. Extremely competitive races that were once seen as longshots...

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  • May 24, 2020

Some very good news today out of Montana: Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock out-raised Republican Sen. Steve Daines by a 2-to-1 margin in the past six weeks, increasing his campaign fundraising take to almost $6 million since entering the contest in early March. Bullock reported Thursday that he raised nearly $2.5...

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  • May 22, 2020

Lifelong Montanan & New York Times columnist, Sarah Vowell, has a great piece out about Democrats like U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D. MT) and Governor Steve Bullock (D. MT) have been able to win big races in a red state like Montana. Her piece compares Bullock, who is running for...

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  • May 18, 2020
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From Salon: Women voters who propelled Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to wins in four consecutive Senate races have increasingly soured on the so-called “centrist” Republican as her record has drifted farther right since President Donald Trump's election. Maine is a uniquely women-dominated state. About 77% of women residents are registered to vote,...

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  • May 10, 2020

This poll came out yesterday and wanted to pass it along: Former Vice President Joe Biden has opened up a 9-point lead over President Trump in six states where Republican senators face difficult reelection battles this fall, according to a new poll. The survey from Hart Research Associates finds Biden...

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  • May 10, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Governor Steve Bullock’s (D. MT) U.S. Senate campaign: This isn’t complicated: No one should be denied health care because of a pre-existing condition. But Washington Republicans like Mitch McConnell are working overtime to gut protections for those living with a pre-existing condition, such as diabetes...

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  • May 10, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Slate Magazine’s The Surge where they list the seven top U.S. Senate races that could help the Democrats win a Majority: 1. North Carolina Let’s get the math out of the way. The current, Republican-led Senate composition is 53 to 47. That means Democrats need...

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  • May 8, 2020

Kudos to Lachlan Markay from The Daily Beast for highlighting this: In mid-April, national Republicans urged their Senate candidates to focus their coronavirus messaging on Chinese misdeeds. The day before, Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) had already started buying television ads doing just that. Daines’ campaign moved on April 16 to...

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  • May 6, 2020

From Roll Call: With Election Day six months away, senators facing well-funded challengers from their own parties and the late entry of a game-changing candidate have shaken up CQ Roll Call’s list of the 10 most vulnerable Senate incumbents. Both appointed Georgia Republican Kelly Loeffler and Massachusetts Democrat Edward J. Markey make...

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  • May 5, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D. MT) in support of Gov. Steve Bullock’s (D. MT) U.S. Senate campaign: Breaking news!! Montana Governor Steve Bullock is surging into the lead in Montana’s Senate race: Steve Bullock (D): 49% Steve Daines (R): 46% The Progress Campaign Just last...

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  • May 2, 2020