Last week, former Governor Brian Schweitzer (D-MT) continued to stoke the political intrigue after a post showing him defeating Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) in a 2014 primary landed on the Governor’s own Facebook page. Schweitzer then responded to the Montana Television Network’s Marnee Banks that he would have “big news” for us this week.
Sounds like this is it, as KTVQ-TV reports:
Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer is teaming up with the investment firm the Clinton Group to shake up Stillwater Mining Company.
What’s the other real story here? Clinton and Schweitzer in the same sentence. (2016)
Here’s more on the deal from the AP:
In a statement issued Monday, Stillwater said the Clinton Group had “minimal experience in the mining industry” and failed to recognize the company’s “positive momentum.” Stillwater also said it had taken steps to ensure the company benefits from market trends, but did not offer specifics.
The Billings-based company operates the only platinum and palladium mines in the U.S., deep beneath southern Montana’s rugged Beartooth Mountains.
Meanwhile, I continue to be intrigued by some of the latest poll results announced by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP).
PPP says Gov. Steve Bullock (D-MT) is “off to a pretty good start” with a 43% approval rating. While PPP says Steve Bullock is off to a good start at 43%, it’s interesting to note that Bullock’s approval rating is the same as President Barack Obama- who PPP notes continues to be unpopular in Montana. (Likely due to the high unfavorables for President Obama, while Bullock only has an 18% unfavorable rating)