GOP leaders promised a reckoning for Republican lawmakers who found middle ground with Democrats in 2019. Will voters make them pay?
Hard-right Republicans blame legislative defeats on moderate compromisers. Here’s how the Montana ‘Solutions Caucus’ voted on key issues.
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 […]
The Solutions Caucus has been a defining aspect of recent legislative sessions. But with stronger GOP majorities and a Republican governor, is that intra-party dynamic still alive in the 2021 Legislature?
In Sidney, fence-builder Brandon Ler challenges bridge-building lawmaker Joel Krautter.
Republicans have unified control of the statehouse. With COVID complicating procedures, the party’s right flank could angle for primacy.
House Majority Whip Derek Skees reflects on conservative losses in the 2019 Legislature. “Democrats got everything they wanted.”
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.