The Monday Memo: Anon Mailers, Senate/House Polls, & Election Confidence

Vote like you understand that someone died for your right to do so. – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Anonymous Mailers
  • U.S. Senate – Montana
  • Montana House At-Large
  • Bonus – U.S. Senate – Missouri
  • Gallup – Confidence in Elections

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Thursday Numbers

Choosing not to vote isn’t rebellion. It’s surrender. – Unknown

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 spending in the Montana U.S. Senate race, unemployment, troops to the border, Boilermakers Local D239, FiveThirtyEight and the Montana U.S. House and U.S. Senate races, campaign material, anonymous campaign material, Klay Thompson, James “Whitey” Bulger and Great Falls, and much more!

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TWW Poll: Montana U.S. Senate Debate

Saturday night two candidates, Jon Tester (D) and Matt Rosendale (R), participated in a debate for the U.S. Senate.

You can watch the debate HERE.

Today’s poll asks, “Who do you think won the U.S. Senate debate?”

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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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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)

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