AP FACT CHECK: Tester did rank No. 1 in cash from lobbyists
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republicans say in a television ad that Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester has taken more money from lobbyists than any other member of Congress this election cycle as he seeks to fend off a challenge from Republican State Auditor Matt Rosendale.
Former Sen. Conrad Burns to be interred at Arlington
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Former Montana Republican U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns will be interred Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.
Burns was a Marine Corps veteran. He died April 28, 2016, at home in Billings of natural causes at the age of 81. Plans were made for his interment at the cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, but burial was delayed.
Despite having spent $6 million from his personal fortune in a recent losing race for political office, candidate Gianforte now believes he can buy a U.S. House seat. He further believes that a TV saturation campaign featuring his toothy grin and bad shave can win this time.
I personally don't care that he came here from New Jersey by way of California, but feel that he would be better off had he learned and reflected Montana values as did the late Sen. Conrad Burns.
Maybe it's time for Rob Quist. Who hasn't felt the litany of woes of those in Congress, yet they are there. Who among us is satisfied that we finally have the right group of leaders in Washington to fix things? Now who among us can deny that Montana has more than once sent the most unlikely leaders to Washington at just the right time in history? Think on Jeanette Rankin and Mike Mansfield and Max Baucus and Conrad Burns. Think on their accomplishments for our nation.
Donald Trump becomes president of the United States on Friday, and Helena native Mark Fisher plans to be there.
Fisher is bringing a camera, a heavy coat and quite possibly a stopper, which will play a part in Fisher’s photo’s essay about “draining the swamp,” a play on Trump’s promise to upend DC politics.
“We’re going to support a change in the government,” Fisher told The Gazette. “We’re going to help drain the swamp.”
As an Army warrant officer, I had the honor and pleasure of serving on Sen. Conrad Burns' Military Academy Application Review Committee which interviewed young people applying for the several U.S. military academies. The applicants were the crème de la crème of Montana's young people, and it was always inspiring to me to meet them.
So what's the difference between former U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns and the man who replaced him, current Sen. Jon Tester?
Tester now finds himself embroiled in a controversy in his role as the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, a political fundraising group which helps elect Democrats to the U.S. Senate.