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Vote for McNally

Recently I received a flier from the [Tonya] Shellnutt Campaign focusing on “Women to Women.” The piece talked about the candidate’s strong values and looking for solutions, not division. So I Googled the candidate and learned the following.

Tonya has been the volunteer state director of Concerned Women for America. According to that website: the mission of CWA is to protect and promote biblical values among all citizens - first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society - thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation. Under the section that introduces the new state director, the Montana Senate candidate states: “Join me as we band together in Montana and across the nation to be the conservative voice that doesn’t waver, compromise, or succumb to apathy.”

Apparently the “solutions, not divisions” only works if you agree with her. I will vote for Mary McNally, and I urge you to support and vote for Mary. She really is about solving problems.

Lisa Larr


Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:43

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Supporting McNally

Mary McNally is the clear choice for Billings. As a member of the House of Representatives in Montana, she has the necessary experience to continue her excellent work in the Senate. 

She has stood up for the right of Montanans to access public lands, used her experience as a professor of business to help build the economy of Montana and worked hard to listen to the people she represents.

She has been very involved within the Billings community, having spent nearly 30 years as a professor at Montana State University Billings. She lives in the district she represents. McNally has volunteered many hours of her time to organizations and charities throughout Billings, getting to know her constituents along the way.

Mary has shown she works for the people of Billings and all Montanans.  She will continue to bring her experience and passion to the state legislature, working hard for everyday folks.

I urge you to vote for Mary McNally.

Beverly T. Ross


Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:42

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Voting for Curtis

The Gazette Opinion says: “Montana will benefit from having a businessman in the U.S. Senate.” Then, “Daines started his House term with a string of “no” votes that are concerning … .” One such vote resulted  in the government shutdown.

The cost to the American economy of that shutdown, according to Standard and Poor, was about $24 billion. Not exactly coveted business acumen.

The Gazette says: “In the Senate, compromise will be essential and we believe Daines recognizes that fact.” And, “… he’s not above working to find solutions that will have real-life impact on folks … he’s still trying to work with the (Obamacare) law rather than be an obstructionist.”

About two months ago Daines prefaced a town hall conference call by saying he believed one of the problems with Washington was the lack of willingness to compromise and work together. Asked if he would then be willing to consider that the parts of Obamacare that were working should be maintained and the focus should be on fixing that which didn’t work, he was immediately evasive, but before the end of the conference call, he told everyone that he really felt that Obamacare needed to be repealed.

He favors repealing a bill that helps thousands of Montanans. When will Daines develop this compromise gene? Amanda Curtis is a refreshing candidate and she will represent the people of Montana, all the people. Vote Amanda Curtis for the U.S. Senate!

Chris Purcell


Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:42

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Speare deserves support

Having spent my career dealing with issues relating to our senior citizens, I have experienced how court decisions can have a lasting impact on our senior population.

For example, decisions relating to estate disputes, elder abuse, landlord tenant issues, fraud, contract disputes, family law and competency hearings are some of the areas that I know will be presented to the next district judge. While both candidates have ample criminal experience, only William Speare has experience in these and other civil areas.

I encourage everyone, especially our senior population, to recognize the relevance of the candidates’ experience and vote for William Speare.

Karen Erdie


Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014 10:51

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Another vote for Speare

Help Wanted: District Court Judge

Experience required: Two-thirds civil, one-third criminal.

Current caseload indicates a need for 4 additonal judges.

Current budget allows us to choose only one.

Two good people have applied.

One has civil and criminal experience.

The other has criminal experience.

One passed the requirements of the State Judicial Nomination Commission. The other did not.

One could tackle a full caseload right away. The other could not handle any cases that have come through the County Attorney’s Office.

Help Needed: Experience Crucial.

We have an opportunity to elect an exceptional, experienced candidate.

Please vote William Speare for District Court judge.

Karen (Lazetich) Moses


Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014 10:51

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Vote no on LR 126

Thank you to The Billings Gazette for their Gazette opinion published Sept. 9. In that article they pointed out a history of the creation of Legislative Referendum 126 and illustrate why citizens should vote No on LR 126. Here, I wish to reiterate those points.

This referendum attempts to fix something that is not broken and in so doing places unfair hurdles in front of veterans, seniors and thousands of eligible Montanans’ freedom to vote. Instead of giving politicians the ability to take away a right Montanans have had for a decade by voting NO on LR 126 we will make sure that all eligible Montanans who wish to vote, can. 

Our current election system works well and is something to be proud of. Let’s keep it that way. Vote no on LR 126.

Cindy Webber

Big Timber

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014 10:50

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