MT Politics 2014: Primary Thoughts

It was primary election day on Tuesday and that means it’s almost as great a Super Bowl Sunday for me! I hope you voted for the candidate of your choice! If you were a candidate, thanks for running.

Here are some of my thoughts about the main races: U.S. Senate and U.S. House.

It did not take long for Representative Steve Daines to win the Republican primary for U.S. Senate here in Montana. The race was called for Daines around 8:35 p.m.

A few minutes after 9:00 p.m. Democratic Senator John Walsh was declared the winner of the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. In a statement received here at The Western Word (TWW) Walsh said, “We know what’s at stake with this election, and we will keep holding broken Washington – from our own Congressman to the White House – accountable.”

I did not receive a statement from the Daines campaign.

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MT Campaign 2014: Two Weeks!

Tomorrow (Tuesday) marks two weeks before the June 3 primary election – then the real fun starts!

Meanwhile, Republicans across Montana can be heard saying, “Candidate, candidate on the ballot, who is the purest conservative of them all.”

I’m thinking they may need to conduct a DNA test or play a few rounds of rock-paper-scissors to settle this dilemma.

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MT Campaign 2014: New Ads from Corey & Steve

The absentee ballots for Montana’s Primary Election were scheduled to go out yesterday (Monday, May 5). The campaign ads are in full force and can be seen on the local television stations. Today I take a closer look at two more ads – one from Corey Stapleton, a Republican who is running for the U.S. House in Montana, and one from Steve Daines, a Republican who is running for U.S. Senate in Montana.

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MT House 2014: The Circular Firing Squad

Today I was going to write about the new TV ads from the Ryan Zinke and John Walsh campaigns – two veterans who honorably served their country. I was probably going to mention the fact that they did not shoot at drones in their campaign ads.

All that changed when I read an e-mail from Ken Miller and then heard similar comments from Rick Hill.

Miller sent an e-mail yesterday in effect saying Zinke was not conservative enough. Miller wrote, “State Senators Matt Rosendale, Corey Stapleton and Elsie Arntzen would all serve this state and conservatives well.”

Ironically, Hill posted a message on his Facebook page yesterday basically saying Zinke was not conservative enough, too. Hill supports Elsie Arntzen saying, “I am supporting Elsie’s candidacy. There are three strong conservatives to choose from. But Ryan is not one of them.”

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Caught My Eye…

Thanks for stopping by to read “Caught My Eye” – the last one for April, so buckle up!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted right here every Friday morning! This is when I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little.

Today I write about Barry Beach and Bullock, Lawrence VanDyke and the Supremes, Corey Stapleton telling us “Folks are Upset,” Cliven Bundy telling us “about the Negro,” and (sadly) about 40 veterans who died in Arizona.

Plus, we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud! Read on…

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers” – the last one for March!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Thursday Numbers” is the column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm).

This week I write about the Baucus home, Hot Lotto, unemployment, Sunburst, Matt Rosendale, Ryan Zinke, Corey Stapleton, a Billings physician, Viagra & Cialis, veterans, John Lewis, Elsie Arntzen, Pope Francis, primary election day, contraceptives, Obamacare, Sweet 16, McDonald’s Prime burger, senior citizens, Rockin’ the Rivers, and Joe Biden’s e-mail. There’s a lot more so read on!

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” Spring begins today – but since the high temperature is only getting up to 38 degrees here in Montana, I will hold off on celebrating.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Thursday Numbers” is the column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm).

This week I write about unemployment, the Montana Republican Party, the Montana Democratic Party, Ryan Zinke, cab rides, Corey Stapleton, John Lewis, wolves, Western Art Week, Fairfield girls basketball, Steve Daines’ first attack ad, Kathy Ireland, cell phone citations, mail in the dumpster, Tea Party Republicans, Mega Millions, a quick knockout, and much more!

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Campaign 2014: Last Day!

Happy Monday! Today is March 10, 2014, which the Montana Secretary of State’s office declares is the “last day for candidates to file declarations for Primary Election.”

So if you’re planning on running, you have until 5:00 p.m. today to file. Get the info HERE.

About 59 people have filed since the first of March, and I imagine there will be several more today – maybe even a few surprises. Here’s the place to find the lists for those who filed.

Here are some of my observations so far:

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Caught My Eye…

It’s Friday and time to celebrate! Congratulations for making it through another week.

By the way I hope your March Madness brackets are doing well (unlike mine).

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and I often throw in some sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about grilled deer, unanimous vote, the beat down, Bachmann is back, Dylan, older than dirt, plus I pry open my Political Inbox and share!

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to the second Friday of March – Whoop, whoop!

As a public service from The Western Word (TWW) here’s a reminder to get up at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday and set your clocks ahead one hour.

By the way, how’s that sequestration thingy working out for you? I am currently waiting for President Obama to ask me out to lunch or dinner…

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and I often throw in some sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about WaPo’s best blogs, jobs, the catheter, McCain & Graham, Piers Morgan Live, NRSC & RNC Plot Comeback, a special video showing a North Korea missile test, the Insane Rope Swing video, plus I crack open my political inbox and share! There’s a lot more so read on…

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