Every week a hand-picked Koopman crony dutifully marches forward and unwaveringly mischaracterizes him. Laughable were "first to check his politics at the door" and "reserved." Do a Google search and you will find the truth of his record. He called the legislative body he served “a muck heap" and his legislative colleagues "lice on the body politic." Of 14 bills introduced, all were too extreme to pass the House. He was against required school attendance and public access to streams but for fetal death certificates.
In 2008, Koopman, supported by Western Tradition Partnership and Montana Conservative Alliance, used his polarizing, extremist, political rhetoric to wage war against traditional Republicans. A great Bozeman Chronicle article on March 14, 2008, by conservative columnist Tamara Hall described a realistic overview of politics at the time. She said she knew many of the honorable people on Koopmans's hit list and stated that ultra-conservative Koopman's divisive, unreasonable actions were not admirable.
I don't know Vincent except by reputation. I've had dealings with Koopman and view him as devoid of old-fashioned Republican values and a true RINO. Sometimes a voter needs to cross party lines to support honor and ethics. Vote Vincent!
Jesse M. Barnhart