Thursday Numbers

Life is like an elevator: On your way up, sometimes you have to stop and let some people off. ― Ziad K. Abdelnour

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include the U.S. budget deficit, Mega Millions and Powerball, Montana’s U.S. Senate race, Montana At-Large race, unemployment, deportation cases, Chris Collins (NY-27), National Basketball Association, stricter firearm laws, campaign material, Trump’s spending cuts, Major League Baseball playoffs, and much more!

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Tuesday Commentary: Two Campaign Ads

Today I’m taking a closer look at the two competing U.S. Senate campaign ads from Republican challenger Matt Rosendale and Democrat incumbent Jon Tester.

Tester’s ad was posted on YouTube May 8 and is titled, “Jon’s Got Our Back” As of this morning it has 1,257 views.

Rosendale’s ad was posted on YouTube May 13 and is titled, “Stepped In It.” As of this morning, it has 957 views.

Most of the time these ads follow each other on television.

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Monday’s Quick Hits: Poll Results, Edwards, Malmstrom, & Manziel

Elections remind us not only of the rights but the responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy. – Robert Kennedy

Today’s quick hits deal with these issues:

  • U.S. Senate Poll Results
  • U.S. House (MT-AL) Poll Results
  • Sheriff Bob Edwards
  • Daines & Malmstrom
  • Johnny Manziel

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TWW Poll: Republican U.S. Senate Primary (MTSen)

Who will win the Montana U.S. Senate primary for the Republicans?

The candidates are:

Troy Downing (troydowning.com)

Russ Fagg (russformontana.com)

Albert Olszewski (alforsenate.us)

Matt Rosendale (mattformontana.com)

If you do not see the poll, click on “More.”

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