Wednesday’s Political Potpourri

Welcome to Wednesday!

When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into a “potpourri” column.

Today’s topics include:

  • Thad Cochran channels Max Baucus
  • $500K Campaign Donation
  • Glendive third-graders
  • Memorial Day Sales
  • ObamaCare
  • Shifting Left on Key Moral Issues
  • Immigration

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Caught My Eye…

All aboard! Hahaha…

There are only 32 days until Election Day 2014. Here in Montana, ballots are being mailed to absentee voters on Monday!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted right here every Friday morning! This is when I take a 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 – or maybe both.

Today I write about Zinke & Hill, the Montana Judicial Standards Commission, Voting & Ballots, Special Nuke Pay, birthdays, O.J., plus we have a winner who is making Montana proud!

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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 Politics 2014: Final Shots

One day until primary Election Day here in Montana! Are you ready? ARE. YOU. READY?

Don’t forget to vote tomorrow (Tuesday). Montana voter information, including how to register to vote, can be found HERE.

And, if you want to know what’s going on, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @TheWesternWord on election night for updates! If you don’t have Twitter, my Twitter feed is here on the right side of the page at TheWesternWord.com.

It’s been an interesting primary election season, probably one for the history books because of the contested primary races and the number of ads on television. Here are some thoughts.

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to the 199th edition of “Caught My Eye!” Buckle up!

PLEASE NOTE: Take a moment this weekend to remember the veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country and pray for their families and friends.

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 – or both.

Today I write about Walsh’s new ad called “Melissa,” Daines’ new ad called “Rebekah,” Montana ExpoPark and the Montana Attorney General, Zinke responds, Daines does not, Obama sends a deputy to help veterans, a new poll about the military, plus we have a winner who is making Montana proud!

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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: Daines, Walsh, & Zinke

It was a tough weekend here in Western Word country. It snowed a little less than four inches on Sunday and, although it melted, it made for a gloomy Mothers Day.

To make matters worse, I did not get drafted or even called by any NFL teams during the draft this weekend (I had even “bulked up” some). This is something like the 30th year I have not been drafted…

There’s good news! I am here to write! Today I write about a Steve Daines campaign ad, and I write about Ryan Zinke earning a big endorsement. Plus, Gallup polling says we’re not that enthused about the 2014 elections.

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