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Chairman Essmann Statement on Bullock’s Loss to ‘The Year of the Outsider’

On November 4, 2015, Posted by , In Chairman Statements,News, By ,, , With No Comments

Helena, MT – Chairman Jeff Essmann of the Montana Republican Party released the following statement on Governor Bullock’s record as Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA), which now includes losing two Governor’s races in addition to raising at least $3 million in dark money: “As Chairman of the Democratic…

Tester Votes to Protect Water Power Grab Continuing Long History of Support

On November 3, 2015, Posted by , In News,Press Releases, By , , With No Comments

Senator Tester blocked consideration of a bill today that would have ended the Obama-EPA water power grab once and for all. For Tester to express concern over the impact this EPA overreach will have on Montanans and then turn around and oppose ending this water power grab only proves his…

Obamacare Premium Increases Come to Montana

On November 2, 2015, Posted by , In News,Press Releases, By ,,,, , With No Comments

As open enrollment on the Obamacare exchange begins, headlines from across the nation read, “Premiums for Health Insurance Bought on Exchanges to Climb in 2016.” Nowhere is this truer than in Montana where premiums will increase 20-45%. Health care experts predicted Obamacare would not reduce premiums but President Obama and…

Why is Bullock Silent on Coal Jobs during Trade Trip?

On October 28, 2015, Posted by , In News,Press Releases, By ,, , With No Comments

Governor Bullock is spending time this week in South Korea and Taiwan to promote trade opportunities for Montanans but has so far been silent on the issue of getting Montana’s clean coal to open markets. Montana has a tremendous opportunity to provide South Korea and Taiwan with our clean coal…

ICYMI: Bullock Goes Back on Promise, Tells Laurel: Get a Loan

On October 28, 2015, Posted by , In News,Press Releases, By , , With No Comments

Governor Bullock promised the city of Laurel $2.7 million for a critical water jobs project but he has gone back on his promise and told Laurel: Get a loan. Residents of Laurel were waiting years for this money only to find out it was never put in a budget by…

Bullock Won’t Say He Supports Lawsuit to Protect Montana Coal Workers

On October 26, 2015, Posted by , In News,Press Releases, By , , With No Comments

Governor Bullock refuses to directly support the lawsuit filed by Attorney General Tim Fox on Friday to protect our coal workers and families from President Obama and the EPA’s job-killing energy regulations.  Bullock didn’t directly say whether he supports the lawsuit. (KXLH, 10/23/2015) Governor Bullock had the opportunity on Friday…

AG Fox Fights to Protect Coal Workers; Why Won’t Bullock?

On October 23, 2015, Posted by , In Chairman Statements,News, By ,, , With No Comments

Helena, MT – Chairman Jeff Essmann of the Montana Republican Party issued the following statement praising Attorney General Tim Fox for filing a lawsuit against the Obama-EPA job-killing energy regulations: “I am deeply appreciative of Attorney General Tim Fox for filing this lawsuit to protect Montana coal workers and their…

Tester, Bullock Fight to Protect Sanctuary Cities for Criminals

Senator Tester blocked a bill earlier this week that would end sanctuary cities, which provide safe havens for criminals who are in this nation illegally. By refusing to take up this bill, Tester is allowing these dangerous criminals to continue to run free and commit heinous crimes. Tester’s vote stood…

Tester Supports Jobs, Stronger Economy for Iran– not Montana

On October 8, 2015, Posted by , In News,Press Releases, By , , With No Comments

Senator Tester opposes lifting the U.S. oil export ban while supporting Iran’s efforts to lift their oil export ban. Tester has proven once again he will fight for anyone but Montanans.  Tester is more concerned about helping Iran create jobs and build a stronger economy than fighting to better the…

Tester Flip-Flop Alert: Tester Supports Government Shutdown

On September 29, 2015, Posted by , In News,Press Releases, By , , With No Comments

Senator Tester has flip-flopped, again. Tester announced he is no longer supporting the End Government Shutdowns Act– despite co-sponsoring this bill in 2012. It was reported today, “The current chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has had a change of heart this year” and will no longer support the…

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