Montana’s Next Senator

By Beacon Staff
By John Fuller

Now that former Gov. Brian Schweitzer has declined to run for the U.S. Senate (the place “where things go to die”), Montana has been thrust into the national spotlight because control of the U.S. Senate could be determined by the outcome of this election for Montana’s next Senator.

Regardless of the candidate for each party, the contest will be a bitter, partisan brawl befitting of Montana’s frontier heritage.

Since the stakes are so high, Democrats will utilize every dirty trick at their disposal. In defeating Conrad Burns, Democrats brought in thousands of “volunteers” to work the grassroots and once the election was over, those “volunteers” departed.

This writer knows for a fact that many of them voted. Burns lost by only a few thousand votes.

In defeating Denny Rehberg, Democrats supported the Libertarian candidate with money and commercials resulting in a narrow victory for Tester again. Control of the U.S. Senate is in the balance and once again Montanans can expect a blizzard of shady tactics from Democrats.

Republicans need to get down in the dirt and prevent Democrats from stealing control of Montana’s Senate seat and the future of the nation. If Republicans don’t dominate the 2014 elections, their future and America’s is doomed.

By Joe Carbonari

For those who like to follow politics, the upcoming U.S. Senate race here in Montana ought to be interesting.

Control of the majority of the levers in the U. S. Senate could easily turn on our outcome. Six seats have to change hands for the power to switch, from Democrats to Republicans. This thought bothers me.

I think that there is some thinking within the Republican Party that would benefit from further consideration.

If, after some serious conversations, there were those who just couldn’t see eye-to-eye, even just enough to get along for the sake of what they did agree on, then it’s a parting of the ways, which just might allow them to return to cooperating.

I am concerned that if the Senate swings, some snap decisions might be made that could turn out to have very significant, negative reactions in various parts of the world. We don’t need that.

Our economy here at home is also at risk, as is that part of the world’s economy that is affected by the state of ours.

It would be irresponsible to stand by and let it happen. I wouldn’t want it on my conscience. Let’s think this through.

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