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Accountability | Montana

As State Auditor, Rosendale Was Out to Lunch, or Just Out

By Chad Smith on October 30, 2018.

Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale missed what amounts to 12 weeks of work in 2017 and the first five months of this year, according to his official calendars, raising questions about his performance in his current job as he seeks a promotion to the U.S. Senate.

Education | Montana

Rosendale Calls to Eliminate Education Department, And the $481M It Sent to Mont. Last Year

By Chad Smith on October 23, 2018.

Matt Rosendale has called to eliminate the federal Department of Education, which last year provided nearly $500 million for Montana’s students — from kindergarten to college — and helps fund thousands of teaching positions.

Accountability | Montana

Gianforte Says He Might Attend Anti-Government Extremist Conference

By Chad Smith on October 12, 2018.

Rep. Greg Gianforte said he might attend a conference organized by anti-government extremists -- including a leader of the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon in 2016.

Accountability | Montana

Rosendale Made $500K on Maryland Property He Claimed As a Loss

By Mike Stark on September 28, 2018.

Montana Senate candidate Matt Rosendale made roughly $500,000 from the sale of his Maryland home he claimed on his federal taxes was sold at a loss, according to records reviewed by the American Ledger.

Accountability | Montana

Rosendale Courts White Supremacists in Rapid Rise

By Chad Smith on September 4, 2018.

As Matt Rosendale rose to prominence in Montana politics, he repeatedly leaned on Facebook groups trafficking in extremist and racist rhetoric and campaigned alongside white supremacist and anti-gay leaders to bolster his career. During Rosendale’s rise from an obscure state legislator to state auditor and now the GOP nominee for Senate, he was an administrator of a 95,000-member Facebook group where conservatives share racist and incendiary posts.