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Guest Column: Tester’s Hypocrisy on Dark Money

Austin Knudsen, Montana Speaker of the House

Originally published in the 6/30/17 print edition of Yellowstone County News.

In April, Sen. Jon Tester joined an unsuccessful partisan effort to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. To justify his actions, Tester said at the time, “With Judge Gorsuch on the bench, I am deeply concerned that dark money will continue to drown out the voices and votes of citizens.”

It seems Tester has changed his tune on “dark money” just a few months later.

While the liberal “dark money” group Majority Forward has been pummeling Montana’s voters with Television ads on Tester’s behalf – Sen. Tester has remained silent.

The blatant hypocrisy of bemoaning “dark money” in attempt to score political points and then willfully accepting it when it benefits him personally is appalling.

Here’s the truth: Majority Forward is the read more

Representative McNiven to Step Down from Legislative Duties

State Representative Jonathan McNiven released the following info regarding his decision to step down from the upcoming 2015 Legislative Session.  He will finish out the rest of his current term which ends Jan. 5th, 2015.  Here is what he posted … read more

Yellowstone County News changes hands

Huntley, MT – Jonathan and Tana McNiven of rural Huntley have purchased the weekly Yellowstone County Newspaper from Pete and Rebecca Robison of Huntley effective October 1st. The McNivens plan to keep the paper in the same location and format … read more