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Morning Headlines

New York Times: In NATO speech, Trump is vague about mutual defense pledge CNN Politics: FBI Russia investigation looking at Kushner role Washington Post: Republican wins Montana election one night after being charged with assault NBC News: Joe Lieberman: FBI appointment … Continue reading

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Morning Headlines

CNN Politics: 6 things to watch in the Montana special election Billings Post-Gazette: We’re pulling our endorsement of Greg Gianforte Politico: White House tries to avoid ‘paralysis’ amid investigation New York Times: Top Russian officials discussed how to influence Trump … Continue reading

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Montana House special election candidate Greg Gianforte assaults reporter for asking TrumpCare question

Greg Gianforte is under a lot of pressure. This election shouldn’t be close, but it is. When Ben Jacobs, a Guardian political reporter, asked Republican candidate Gianforte about his support for Trump’s healthcare plan the candidate “body slammed” the reporter. The … Continue reading

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Campaign News

The Hill: Outside money pours into marquee House race KSL.com: McMullin, Provo Mayor Curtis, state lawmakers among potential replacements for Chaffetz Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Rep. Mike Kelly nixes run for Gov., still thinking about Senate The Texas Tribune: Texas Republicans fear federal oversight as … Continue reading

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New super PAC ad attacks Rob Quist (D) in the Montana special House election

The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF)  has released one last ad on behalf of Republican Greg Gianforte in the Montana state-wide special House election before the May 25th Election Day. The spot attacks Democratic candidate Rob Quist for various fiduciary improprieties. … Continue reading

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Campaign News

Governing: Scott Walker is a top target for Democrats. So why can’t they find someone to run against him? The  Hill: Democrat in Montana special election breaks $5M fundraising mark Roll Call: Army Reserve lawyer to challenge Peters in California (CA-52th) … Continue reading

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Look for a closer-than-expected outcome in the Montana special House election

It’s easy to forget that while things are imploding around Trump, some semblance of normal politics continues around the country. The Montana state-wide special House election is a week away and though this should be an easy win for Republicans, … Continue reading

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What lessons should we take away from special elections in Georgia and Montana?

A question the answer to which will become clearer over the next several weeks is how much of an impact TrumpCare will have on special elections in Montana and Georgia. Democrats are hopeful the health care issue in particular will help … Continue reading

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New poll: Montana special House election within single digits

I’m not entirely comfortable with any poll conducted on behalf of one side or the other, but it’s news. In the Montana election for the open at-large House seat, a Democratic super PAC conducted a poll late last month finding Republican … Continue reading

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Morning Headlines

Politico: Activist left goes all out to save Obamacare The Hill: House healthcare bill faces upheaval in Senate CNN Politics: The 7 Republican Senators to watch on the health care bill New York Times: What to watch for as France … Continue reading

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Does Trump’s fake populism die on the health care reform hill?

Saying different things to different audiences is not a rare practice for politicians, but depending on how spectacularly they get caught doing it, it can be costly. In public comments, Greg Gianforte, a Republican running for an open House seat in … Continue reading

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Behind the Ad: Gun rights in the Montana House special election

Both the Democrat and the Republican running in the Montana special congressional election have ads out talking about how gosh darn supportive each is of gun rights. Rob Quist is the Democrat. Greg Gianforte the Republican, and they are both … Continue reading

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Behind the Ad: Again with Nancy Pelosi, this time in the upcoming Montana special election

Sometimes I think the party of Donald Trump and Bill O’Reilly just don’t like women very much. First they attack Democrat Jon Ossoff in the Georgia 6th by connecting him to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and now this. The … Continue reading

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How aggressively will national Democrats contest the Montana special election?

Making decisions about where and how central party resources are spent in support of local races is one of those aspects of politics that rarely gets the attention it deserves. The DCCC or the NRCC look at seats they likely … Continue reading

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The GOP looks to spend big in the Montana special election

It was heavy sighs of relief all around for Republicans Tuesday night after the surprisingly close special election in the Kansas 4th. Was it voter disgust with Gov. Sam Brownback or fatigue with Trump, or maybe this is par for … Continue reading

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