More fun with Montana's junior U.S. Senator...
The Montana Democratic Party has launched a petition drive to get Conrad Burns to give back the more than $100,000 he took from indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and friends. Go here to sign the petition.
Also, National Journal’s Hotline – the political report for politicos – today mentioned the speculation swirling around Conrad Burns’ future plans.
The Hotline - 12/15/2005
MT Sen: What If?
Some MT and national Dems have a theory about why Sen. Conrad Burns (R) won't return the $67K donated to him by Jack Abramoff and associates.more
They speculate that Burns wants to preserve his campaign kitty because he's going to step down.
Rep. Denny Rehberg (R) would then announce he's running for Senate. And Dems worry that Rehberg would be a stronger candidate against either state senate pres. Jon Tester (D) or state auditor John Morrison (D).
Finally, here's a can't-miss editorial from today's Kalispell Daily Interlake taking Burns to task for refusing to give back the tainted cash.