dark money http://mtpr.org en Clean Campaigns, A "Clean Platform" And Clean Coal http://mtpr.org/post/clean-campaigns-clean-platform-and-clean-coal <p></p><p>This week in Montana politics:</p><p>The A.P. reported that <a href="http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/politics/2014/07/08/lawmakers-attempt-toss-dark-money-complaint-rejected/12375811/">District Judge Jeffrey Sherlock rejected Sen. Art Wittich's attempt to dismiss campaign finance complaints</a> filed against him. The ruling clears the way for the case against Wittich to proceed.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:42:08 +0000 Josh Burnham 21840 at http://mtpr.org Clean Campaigns, A "Clean Platform" And Clean Coal Closed primaries, V.A. craziness and campaign chicanery http://mtpr.org/post/closed-primaries-va-craziness-and-campaign-chicanery <p>Over the weekend, Montana Republicans held their platform convention in Billings.&nbsp; <a href="http://missoulian.com/news/local/montana-republican-delegates-support-closed-primaries-runoff-elections/article_405cacda-f99d-11e3-80eb-001a4bcf887a.html">Chuck Johnson of Lee Newspapers reports</a> that Republicans, "Irked at what they believe is Democrats interfering in their primary elections. . . called for closing their primaries and allowing only registered Republicans to vote in them."&nbsp; Delegates also supported a resolution to turn over federal public lands to the state.<br /> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:53:44 +0000 Josh Burnham 21175 at http://mtpr.org Brian Schweitzer talks politics, rumors and dark money http://mtpr.org/post/brian-schweitzer-talks-politics-rumors-and-dark-money <p>The political world - both in Montana and nationally - is still reeling a bit from former Governor Brian Schweitzer's announcement last weekend that he will not run for the U.S. Senate seat</p><p></p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:05:46 +0000 Sally Mauk 5420 at http://mtpr.org Brian Schweitzer talks politics, rumors and dark money