The documentary director talks about her film Dark Money, corporate power in Montana politics, and modern disinformation campaigns.
U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte tops early fundraising totals as he seeks the GOP nomination for governor, but most donations from state GOP lawmakers have gone to his opponents
Montana has some of the strictest campaign finance laws in the U.S. Who can contribute to campaigns, and how much, may change if the Supreme Court takes up two cases from the state.
The results of June 5 primary elections gave some clues as to the mood of Montana’s electorate, and all signs points to another competitive — and expensive — U.S. Senate race this fall.
HELENA — Allegations that a high-profile state-appointed attorney broke some of the very same campaign practices laws he was hired to prosecute have been dropped. Deputy Commissioner of Political Practices Kirsten Madsen, in a 19-page order issued Friday, dismissed a complaint filed late last year against Billings attorney Gene Jarussi by Republican political consultant Jake Eaton.
HELENA – A dark money political organization that spent hundreds of thousands of dollars during the 2012 election to support conservative candidates for office has settled a lawsuit accusing it of violating Montana’s campaign finance laws. The Montana Growth Network, headed by former Red Lodge Republican state Sen. Jason Priest, agreed to pay a $30,000 fine to the state Commissioner of Political Practices under the terms of the settlement.