The Chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA), touted Montana gubernatorial candidate Rick Hill as a top-tier contender in 2012, as The Seattle Times reports in this post.
“They balanced the budget without raising taxes, jobs are coming back to Wisconsin, they had their first property tax cut in 30 years, Wisconsin’s back open for business,” McDonnell said.
“That’s what Scott Walked did in Wisconsin, and that’s what Rick Hill and Rob McKenna are going to do in their states as well,” he said.
The Times added that McDonnell spoke to the Washington and Montana delegations during a breakfast at the Republican National Convention. Click here to read the full article.
In other convention news, I can already hear the producers screaming into the ears of the all-white lineup at MSNBC: “We’ve got a black man on stage…CUT AWAY, CUT AWAY.”
The Daily Caller has this:
One of the left’s favorite attacks on the Republican Party is that it is the party of old white people, devoid of diversity and probably racist.
If you were watching MSNBC’s coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Tuesday night, you might believe those assertions, since missing from the coverage was nearly every ethnic minority that spoke during Tuesday’s festivities.
And, in case you missed it- 15 conventions, 93 years old, and he isn’t skipping a beat. The Great Falls Tribune features this news with former Montana Governor Tim Babcock (R).
Tim Babcock was an impressionable state lawmaker from Miles City when he and his wife helped Republicans nominate Dwight D. Eisenhower for president in Chicago in 1952.
Babcock, Montana’s governor from 1962 to 1969, blames the harsher discourse partly on electronic media that allows immediate, widespread dissemination of rumors and attacks. But he also said Democrats and Republicans should talk more and shout less.
The gubernatorial race in Montana is providing a needed boost to local TV stations, as Montana Public Radio’s Dan Boyce reports:
For example, Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Steve Bullock’s campaign representatives say they have increased ad spending about 20 percent in the last few weeks—all on statewide TV ads. At Beartooth NBC, guaranteeing a 30-second ad will air during the 5:30 news costs $500. Carrick says viewers can expect campaigns to start buying a lot more of those spots in the coming weeks.