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SHOT: GOP Senate sneaks a $170 BILLION dollar tax break for real estate developers into the #coronavirus relief bill meant to help struggling Americans.

CHASER: The Real Estate Roundtable, the group pushing the tax break, gave GOP Senators more than $70,000. #COVID19
COLLINS: @SenatorCollins’ campaign committee took $11,500 in contributions from The Real Estate Roundtable PAC. #MESen…
MCCONNELL: @senatemajldr took $17,500 from The Real Estate Roundtable over the course of his long career. #KYSen…
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Here were my (longish) comments to a Republican who thought I was anti-business:

"I appreciate your comments, and here are mine: I'm not just a military veteran 4x deployed and Montana teacher in an underserved community. I've been in the business sector for over
a decade and understand those in the business world. I also have a Master in Business Administration, where I studied Economics, from the London Business School, arguably the world's top business school. Though a 4th generation Montanan, I've traveled to over 60 countries and
understand international business. I've worked world-class business projects overseas. For example, I was a part of the largest foreign direct investment business project in a major nation. I've also provided pro bono business consulting - at no charge - to small businesses.
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Thank you @billingsgazette for publishing my Op-Ed on Food Insecurity and the Trump/Daines/Gianforte/GOP announced cuts in SNAP (food assistance) between Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you are one those Montana Democrats who has told me that Daines is a "nice guy", I encourage
@billingsgazette you to read this Op-Ed. Unequivocally, Daines is the most morally bankrupt U.S. Senator from Montana in our lifetime, and must be beaten. Hence, my candidacy. #mtpol #stevedaines #jontester #stevebullock

For those who don't
@billingsgazette have access, text below:


At the U.S. Naval Academy, as a plebe, our squad leader, a future Navy SEAL, asked our table, “Who here believes in the concept of food stamps?” Of ten plebes, each of us seated on the front two
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This was sent out by the Montana Secretary of State at 10:20 p.m. last night.

It’s from the SOS office, not a campaign email.
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I’m a proud lifelong Montana Democrat.

What would @SteveDaines call himself? A Republican?

Words matter a great deal, and the word Republican carries weight and gravitas in our nation and around the world. It represents, in large part, the public lands contributions of Theodore
@SteveDaines Roosevelt, the bravery - as a WWII general and supporter of tax fairness - of Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the lack of acquiescence towards foreign tyranny - specifically, the USSR - of Ronald Reagan.

None of these prominent Republicans in American history, I’m convinced, would
@SteveDaines see Senator Daines as a Republican, as they defined the term. One who endorses a sworn enemy of public lands, William Pendley, to lead the BLM. One who acts more as a lobbyist for Saudi Arabia’s Mohammad Bin Salman and Russia’s Vladimir Putin, among other dictators, than a
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People really appreciate it when I’m straightforward about U.S. Senator Daines’ tragic record. Now, I’m going to apply a bit of scrutiny to ourselves, as Democrats, this 2020 US Senate primary election season. Because we have a real opportunity to beat Senator Daines, contribute
to flipping the US Senate, and repair and rebuild our nation, if we so choose.

I. 1 of every 10 Montanans is a veteran.

Should I be fortunate enough to win the MT Democratic primary on 02 June 2020, it will mark the first time in many decades that Montanans in a general
election will have the opportunity to vote for a Democrat running for federal office who has served his country in uniform in a combat zone. (In my case, 4x deployed overseas and 2x permanently stationed overseas.) It will also mark the first time that an honors service academy
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Today is the deadline for action on Senate Bill 71, Montana's groundbreaking approach to lowering prescription drug costs. As we wait to hear whether or not SB 71 will become law, here's a recap of how we got here. THREAD:
#mtpol #mtleg #mtnews
From @K_Hought: "the data tied to the settlement will help reveal the pharmaceutical industry’s opaque operations in Montana"

We launched a massive research project and Drug Savings Initiative to get to the bottom of the problem.… #mtpol #mtleg
From the beginning, we knew industry lobbyists were going to fight us every step of the way.

From @hollykmichels: "The commissioner’s office is expecting opposition during the session from lobbyists in the industries it is targeting."… #mtpol #mtleg
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Montana Legislature HB 197 is IMO a misguided approach to a management issue. It would require surveillance software to record all keystrokes and mouse movements on govt contract work. #mtleg #mtpol…
I will agree there has been abuse in state contracts of waste and horrible work but this is not the solution. Who will go back and review all of this? Will it reduce contractors willing to participate? @DanielZolnikov can you provide examples of helpful use in other states?
I am willing to work with #mtleg legislators on a better approach to tackling waste and bad project work if that is indeed the issue. This would be an excellent citizen task force item since we have great tech people here in the state to provide ideas. cc @MontanaHighTech
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-#Montana’s 2018 U.S. Senate Race-
So what they are trying to tell us is of the 251,000 MT Republicans voted @GregForMontana for House: 16,000 voted for Democratic incumbent @SenatorTester over Republican challenger @MattForMontana (Rosendale)?
So an additional 4,000 Republicans didn’t vote for #Rosendale, #Tester or the #Independent candidate?! What is the likely hood the 20,000 Republicans voted for @GregForMontana but failed to vote for @MattForMontana in the most important mid-term ever?
Was it because @MattForMontana is from #Maryland & not #Montana? That can’t be the reason, because they voted for @GregForMontana , who's from #NewJersey.
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#Montana @SenatorTester has campaigned as a "big hunting proponent," sending out mailers to voters that show him on his farm with his gun in hand. (1)
“As we gear up for hunting season, Montanans know that hunting isn’t just a sport – it feeds our families, and it creates lifelong memories with our kids and grandkids,” Tester says in the campaign flier. (2)
“Montanans are lucky to have some of the best access, longest seasons and greatest hunting in the world.” (3)
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