By John Driscoll
Helena, Mont. 

Return to Grassroots


Why is it that our political parties are so disagreeable while we still visit with each other over coffee? The answer is that our political parties in Montana are no longer drawing their direction from our grassroots. Including Libertarians, of the 4758 precinct vacancies in the June 2014 Primary Election, only 571 positions were filled by properly filing a Declaration For Nomination and Oath Of Candidacy in a County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.

Of more concern only 10 of 168 potential County party committees achieved 50 percent of precinct positions represented, the parliamentary thresh...

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