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Posted inElections

Primary battles between Solutions Caucus legislators and right-flanking challengers produced a mixed bag

With the results of Montana’s 2020 primary election now fully in, it appears that a concerted effort by right-flanking primary challengers to oust more moderate members of the Montana Legislature’s Republican delegation has met with mixed results. Conservative Solutions Caucus lawmakers held their own in eight of the 12 contested races Montana Free Press identified […]

Posted inElections

Purity versus pragmatism

Of the roughly dozen legislative primaries pitting Solutions Caucus lawmakers against right-flanking challengers in 2020, none provides a starker example of the electoral consequences of Medicaid expansion than the showdown over an open seat in Senate District 44.