New Series: Why Gianforte does not represent Montana values

Part 2: Greg Gianforte lobbied for a statewide sales tax This week as the U.S. Senate is expected to confirm Congressman Ryan Zinke as the new U.S. Secretary of the Interior, the Montana Democratic Party will highlight why failed candidate for governor, New Jersey multi-millionaire Greg Gianforte, does not represent Montana values. Each day this […]

Tester, Franken, Van Hollen, Hassan, Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Strengthen Education for America’s Troops and Veterans

Senator Jon Tester, Ranking Member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, and Senators Al Franken (D-Minn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today are introducing legislation to ensure that America’s veterans have access to educational opportunities. The Senators’ Educational Development (ED) for Troops and Veterans Act will provide education benefits to service members […]

New Series: Why Gianforte does not represent Montana values

Part I: Greg Gianforte sued the people of Montana to block stream access This week as the U.S. Senate is expected to confirm Congressman Ryan Zinke as the new U.S. Secretary of the Interior, the Montana Democratic Party will highlight why failed candidate for governor, New Jersey multimillionaire Greg Gianforte, does not represent Montana values. […]

Who Had a Worse Week: Daines or Essmann?

At a time when the Montana Republican Party is floundering over the Special Congressional Election, two Montana Republicans couldn’t shake the bad headlines this week. Senator Steve Daines attempted to dodge protesters who are demanding a meeting with him by changing his schedule at the last minute. And GOP Chairman Jeff Essmann was raked over […]

What will be the future of the Pryor Mountains?

Custer Gallatin National Forest is revising the Forest Management Plan for the entire forest – including the Pryor Mountains. The current Management Plan was drafted in 1986. The new Management Plan will guide future management decisions in the Pryors for many years. Custer Gallatin National Forest has scheduled a series of meeting in ten towns to get public […]

Republican Legislators Put Political Agenda Ahead of Montana Jobs

SERIES: The MTGOP’s Misplaced Priorities The Montana Democratic Party today continued “The MTGOP’s Misplaced Priorities” campaign highlighting Republican Legislators’ focus on backward legislation that benefits their political agenda, ahead of legislation that promotes job creation or strengthens our economy. Today’s example is SB 282, a bill from Sen. Albert Olszewski (R-Kalispell) that restricts a woman’s right […]

Celinda Lake

Celinda Lake

Montana native, former executive director of the Montana Democratic Party, and prominent pollster Celinda Lake says Democrats should pick “our spots and offer alternatives” to Trump’s agenda in a Washington Post interview. She also addresses challenges Democrats face.    

GOP Leadership Opposes Mail-In Ballot – Link to Essmann Memo & Maddow Segment on Issue

Republicans divided over letting counties use all-mail ballots in special election • By Chuck Johnson Chronicle Staff Writer HELENA —At an early morning caucus Wednesday, GOP leaders warned that a bill to give counties the option of a mail-ballot election to fill Montana’s congressional seat could cost Republicans the election, even though proponents say it […]

Tester Joins Sportsmen, Business Owners, Loggers, Conservationists, Ranchers to Announce Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act

Senator Jon Tester today announced that he is introducing the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act to protect thousands of acres of public land, ensure future generations can access outdoor recreational opportunities, and strengthen Montana’s outdoor economy. Tester’s legislation is the result of a decade of on-the-ground collaboration between the timber industry, sportsmen and women, ranchers, and business owners […]

Daines’ absence from Montana Capitol

“Senator Steve Daines failure to show up today and answer tough questions from his bosses — the people of Montana — was a cowardly move,” said Nancy Keenan, executive director of the Montana Democratic Party. “Montana has only three voices representing us in Washington D.C. and they need to be listening to all of us, […]