Americans for Prosperity http://mtpr.org en Have you noticed the tone of the campaign ads getting a little, um, nastier? http://mtpr.org/post/have-you-noticed-tone-campaign-ads-getting-little-um-nastier <p>The political ads and parries are increasing - and changing tone - as the June 3rd primary approaches.</p><p>In this edition of "Campaign Beat", our weekly political analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspapers' Capitol reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about the rising campaign heat, especially in the high profile races.</p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 20:59:42 +0000 Sally Mauk 19168 at http://mtpr.org Have you noticed the tone of the campaign ads getting a little, um, nastier? Tea Party groups slam Daines for vote to end shutdown http://mtpr.org/post/tea-party-groups-slam-daines-vote-end-shutdown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The end of the federal government shutdown this week exposes a growing rift in the Republican Party—a rift between moderates and Tea Party Republicans.</p><p>Passage of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act boosted the Tea Party movement three years ago and the momentum put the GOP back in charge of the House of Representatives. Republicans have since tried multiple tactics to delay or defund Obamacare—culminating in the government shutdown early this month.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 23:07:40 +0000 Dan Boyce 9905 at http://mtpr.org Tea Party groups slam Daines for vote to end shutdown