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Brian Schweitzer

Brian Schweitzer

Brian Schweitzer is a former two-term governor of Montana and a farmer. He served from 2005 through 2013.

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The same old smear word from the GOP falls flat, rings hollow

By: - July 16, 2022

The head of the Montana Republican Party, a car salesman, has called Western District Congressional candidate Monica Tranel, who has worked in the private sector most of her life, a socialist.  Yet, he has endorsed Ryan Zinke for that same office – that same Zinke who, since he was 22 years old has mostly cashed […]

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Republicans’ big win?

By: - October 18, 2021

Congratulations to Montana Republicans! In the November 2020 elections you had the largest Republican victories in the history of Montana. Republicans won control of all five statewide offices for the first time, elected only the 3rd Republican U.S. Senator in our history, and the largest Republican majority in the Montana legislature ever. Montana Republicans rightly […]

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Montana lawmakers are acting like Putin’s pups

By: - April 4, 2021

I didn’t study political science in college. I’m a soil scientist. So when people sling political terms around, I have to look them up in Webster’s Dictionary. Webster writes that “socialism is when government takes over the means of production.” Webster’s says that  “crony capitalism” occurs when business thrives not because of risk, but because […]