Kevin Furey Fundraiser March 10 in Helena
One of our finest Big Sky Democrats, Rep. Kevin Furey from Missoula, is running for reelection to the Montana House of Reps. in district 91. Let’s give him a hand, shall we.
The 23-year-old Iraq war veteran splashed onto Montana’s political scene during the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston. Furey was one of the first in a wave of veterans returning from Iraq to be critical of President Bush’s handling of the War on Terror. In countless interviews on CNN and other national outlets, Furey, a solid and articulate spokesman, called for common-sense leadership from the White House. more
Lewis and Clark County Commissioner Ed Tinsley is taking a whack at President Bush's proposal to sell off public lands.
Tinsley, a former flyfishing guide who is also the MDP's National Committee Man, has a thoughtful guest column appearing in Montana papers. NewWest.net picked up the piece today. Check it out and then give Ed big props for weighing in.
As SmilinD noted earlier "We've seen the future and it fly fishes."
This week Monica Lindeen proved that Montana Democrats tradition of straight talk and bold ideas on issues that matter is gender neutral. While too many politicians around the country--and too often Democrats--mince words when it comes to controversial issues like Iraq and simply offer platitudes on complex issues like energy policy, Monica Lindeen proves why Brian Schweitzer says she is the woman to beat Dennis "The Drunken Horseman" Rehberg. She tells the truth about what the she thinks about the issues, and she's not afraid to think big.
At a time when politicians are often unwilling to take a stand on anything, Monica is laying it on the line to call for Congressional accountability as Iraqi teeters on the brink of civil war and has the ideas to lay out a plan for energy independence to create jobs in Montana and end the days that America's young people have to risk their lives for foriegn oil. Straight talk on tough issues should be rewarded. Please take the time to make a "donation to Monica" today.
UPDATE: The Lindeen campaign has apparently recieved a ton of contributions since taking a strong stand on accountability in Iraq and energy independence at home. They are now setting $5,000 fundraising goal this weekend. Please help "make a difference".
Things are shaping up nicely for the Big Sky Democrats’ “Late Night Party” to benefit the MDLCC at Miller’s Crossing on March 11.more
UPDATE: Note location change to Jorgenson's
The Big Sky Democrats will gather in Helena on March 11 to map out a strategy for 2006 and elect new officers.
The Saturday meeting, meant to coincide with the annual MDP Mansfield-Metcalf Dinner, will be held at 3 p.m. in the Jorgenson's restaruant conference room, 1714 11TH AVE. Click here for more information.
Later, after the M&M Dinner, Big Sky Dems are throwing a Late Night bash to benefit the Montana Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee at Miller's Crossing.
Monica Lindeen, our best and brightest hope for honest representation in the U.S House of Reps., came out Monday with a strong plan to wean the nation off foreign sources of energy, calling for a $300 billion investment into cleaner and more dependable sources.
In this Billings Gazette story, Lindeen takes to task the Bush Administration for what she called “lip service” on energy. She said her opponent Rehberg (and his Mini Me), have done little to promote alternative source like wind, solar, and cleaner coal. more
Indeed, the Spin MD has been beefing up his operation, and it's a good thing, too. It's an Election year, which means the Senator from Missouri is going to need all the help he can get keeping the pesky media at arms length and cleaning up his assorted messes.
Hazed this week was Matt Mackowiak.
Some free advice for Matt;
You work for Conrad Burns now, partner. Which means you're going to spend about 93.4% of your day mopping, shoveling and generally hiding you-know what. Get used to it.
"In an interview today, Burns spokesman Matt Mackowiak clarified the statement..."
Photo: Montana Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) takes public comment during a town hall meeting he held in Missoula on President Bush’s plan to sell off public lands.
Baucus Leading Fight Against Public Land Sale
Max Baucus is taking it to President Bush’s plan to sell off more than 300k acres of public lands. Baucus held a public meeting in Missoula on the subject. New West has the story.
The Republican plan tries to pit funding for rural schools against access to public lands. But, with leaders like Max in the Congress and a bunch of pissed off hunters and anglers across the country, let’s just hope this plan goes back to where it came from: The Republican Party platform. Props to Max for coming out early and often against public land sales.
looks like it