The Wednesday Read: Tester, McCaskill, Helena Schools, & Paul Ryan

We need to stop spending money we don’t have. – Paul Ryan

Today’s topics are:

  • Most Vulnerable Senators
  • Helena School District
  • Speaker Paul Ryan

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to October – thanks for dropping by!

“Thursday Numbers” is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with sarcasm) just to make you smile, shake your head, or make you send me nasty e-mails or Tweets.

This week I write about the national debt, unemployment, Jimmy Carter, crazy illegal things in each state, bra cam, secret service, Tea Party, most memorable quotes, most vulnerable house and senate members, Tom Delay, minimum wage, Ebola & Missoula, Fox News apologies, and much more!

Prepare yourself – your free dose of knowledge awaits…

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Montana Senate 2012: The Senatorial Campaign Committees

On Friday afternoon U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s campaign team sent a follow-up e-mail asking for $10 from 1000 people. Tester had previously sent an e-mail asking for donations on January 19.

It appears the Senator’s request for donations fell short and he’s worried that out-of-state money will define the Montana U.S. Senate race. He wrote:

With the national GOP already plotting to bring their shady tactics and special interest money into our state, it’s time for us to show them just what kind of fight they’re in for.

In my humble opinion, Jon Tester has the market cornered on shady campaign tactics.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) picked up on the fact that Tester could not get 1000 people to donate $10 and his crying about out-of-state money influencing the race. The NRSC brought up the fact that has donated “over $62,000” to Jon Tester. They issued a press release late Friday afternoon called, FACT CHECK: Senator Tester’s Special Interest Hypocrisy. Continue reading