In case you missed it, the Big Fork Eagle took a shot at Conrad Burns in an editorial last week. The piece riffs on the fact that President Bush basically called Burns an idiot at a recent Washington, D.C., fundraiser, reminds readers that Burns is a racist, and then ends with a zinger to leave voters pondering. more
Photo: Stephen Brashear, Billings Gazette Staff
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson killed it on Saturday night during his keynote speech at the annual Harry S. Truman dinner in Billings. Yes, he talked about energy and a Western Primary, but the former Clinton Cabinet member also struck a populist note in his speech, which was well received by the packed house at the Sheraton. Let me just say this: Richardson is the real-deal Holyfield.
Check this line out, via Jim Gransbery's story in the Billings Gazette:
"Religious conservatives should be told that they do not have a monopoly on what is right," he said. "I am a Roman Catholic. I don't wear it on my shirtsleeve. It is where I derive my sense of social justice." more
Friday’s edition of the Hotline, a publication of National Journal, reported on an exchange between KULR News, the NBC affiliate in Billings, and Tom (in the oven) Bunnell, campaign manager to U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns. It appears as though KULR buckled after Bunnell sent them a little nastygram over a promo they had been running. More of the same from Burns’ people: lies, threats, and intimidation. It’s too bad KULR doesn’t have the spine to stand up to them….
From the Hotline:
If you hadn’t noticed, today is the deadline for this campaign finance filing quarter, which is why the campaigns are making feverish pitches for contributions. Dig deep, folks, these campaigns need a strong showing this quarter…. more
So, we’ve already addressed the Bigskydemocrats.COM (instead of .ORG) thing. But since the parody site creator gave a tell-all interview to the Missoula Independent recently, I’m inclined to say that this dude is a straight-up weirdo.
via Kendall Van Dyk for State Legislature campaign
Marni Higbon-Tooley, an early member of the Billings Big Sky Democrats, will host a fundraiser for the Kendall Van Dyk for State Legislature campaign tonight at her home in Billings -- March 31, starting at 6:30 PM.
Marni's inviting all Big Sky Dems, so if you're coming into town for the Monica Lindeen fundraiser the same evening, or the annual Truman Dinner the following day, be sure to stop by. There will be delicious eats and beverages, and it's guaranteed to be a good time. So, bring a friend and your checkbook. We're looking forward to seeing you there! For directions, call 670.8005 or e-mail Aaron.
The Missoula Big Sky Democrats are hosting a party on April 20th. The VIP guests for this special happy hour will be the Democrats from Missoula who are running for the Montana Legislature. Mark your calendar...this is a great opportunitiy to meet our next state senators and representatives!
Big Sky Democrats
Meet the Candidates Party
Thursday, April 20th
The Union Club
208 East Main Street , Missoula
More details to follow...
Photo: Senate District 25 Candidate Margie MacDonald, left, is joined by Governor Brian Schweitzer as MacDonald kicks off her campaign in Billings on March 29.
Margie is off and running in Billings. Here's the release via MacDonald for Legislature.
MacDonald Kicks off State Senate Campaign in Billings
Schweitzer: Roy Brown has said "NO" To Montana's Future
(BILLINGS) – With Governor Brian Schweitzer at her side, Margie MacDonald kicked off her campaign for the state Senate in Billings today, saying if elected she'll work to create good-paying jobs, boost education and health care, and fight to protect public lands. more
The Billings-area Big Sky Dems will get together tonight(March 29) for an organizational meeting at 6 p.m. - 1507 Elaine St.
E-mail Sarah Fredrickson for more information.