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American Tradition Partnership

Gazette opinion: Find out who’s for political transparency

If a candidate for public office in Montana raised $900,000, he would have to report the funding sources, identifying donors by name.

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Montana state senators raise big bucks with secretive nonprofit

A secretive nonprofit connected to a pair of conservative Montana state senators, which spent heavily during the state’s contested 2012 Supreme Court race, raised more than $900,000 in 2012, according to a tax filing obtained by the Center for Public Integrity.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
American Tradition Partnership is back; role unclear in 2014 politics

American Tradition Partnership is back; role unclear in 2014 politics

HELENA — American Tradition Partnership, the conservative “dark money” group the state political practices commissioner says has been involved in illegal electioneering activates since 2008, has resurfaced.

April 06, 2014 12:15 am Related
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ATP email

A recent email sent by American Tradition Partnership.

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ATP email 3

A recent email sent by the American Tradition Partnership on the subject of EPA regulations

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American Tradition Partnership Ukraine

American Tradition Partnership Ukraine

A recent email sent by the American Tradition Partnership on the subject of the upheaval in Ukraine.

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ATP email 5

A recent email sent by the American Tradition Partnership on the subject of the Keystone Pipeline.

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Lawmaker to juggle campaign, legal defense

Lawmaker to juggle campaign, legal defense

HELENA — A state lawmaker facing a legal complaint that could result in his removal from office said Thursday he will seek another term anyway because it would be a waste of his legislative experience if he didn't run.

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Montana legislator seeks new term despite legal challenge

Montana legislator seeks new term despite legal challenge

HELENA — A Montana legislator who is defending himself against allegations that he took illegal corporate contributions has filed to run for another term.

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Commissioner calls to remove state rep from office for campaign violations; files more complaints

Commissioner calls to remove state rep from office for campaign violations; files more complaints

HELENA – State Rep. Mike Miller, R-Helmville, should removed from office or fined for accepting illegal campaign help from several secretive conservative groups, the state political practices commissioner said in court filings Friday.

January 24, 2014 12:39 pm Photos

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Political practices commissioner files new charges in 'dark money' cases

Political practices commissioner files new charges in 'dark money' cases

HELENA — In his ongoing investigation of "dark money" spent by shadowy campaign groups, Montana's political practices commissioner issued new findings Thursday, saying a state legislator from Helmville likely broke state law when he accepted help from such groups.

December 19, 2013 2:05 pm Photos

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Judge hits 'dark money' group with big penalty

Judge hits 'dark money' group with big penalty

HELENA — A Montana judge is hitting an elusive political group with a $260,000 fine for failing to disclose campaign spending.

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Montana judge considers fine against political group

HELENA — A Montana judge will decide without a court hearing whether to hit a conservative political group with a hefty fine for improper campaign spending after American Traditional Partnership's lawyer asked to be removed.

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Hearing reveals disagreements on role of political practices commissioner

HELENA — Those testifying before an interim legislative committee Monday offered widely divergent opinions about the role of the state political practices commissioner and how the office should be structured.

October 21, 2013 7:27 pm

Appeal filed over documents tied to dark money

HELENA — Two political consultants are appealing a judge's ruling over campaign documents tied to a secretive conservative group that turned up at the Montana office of political practices.

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A look at ATP’s history in Montana

HELENA — American Tradition Partnership first surfaced in Montana under a different name in the spring of 2008.

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Federal judge slams LeFers’ claim to ATP-related documents

Federal judge slams LeFers’ claim to ATP-related documents

HELENA — A federal judge has rejected a Livingston couple’s attempt to claim ownership of documents linked to a “dark money” political group, calling their lawsuit a “fanciful screed replete with distorted accusations.”

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Political commissioner lowers the boom on right-leaning political groups for campaign violations

Political commissioner lowers the boom on right-leaning political groups for campaign violations

HELENA — In far-reaching decisions Wednesday, Montana’s top political cop said a prominent “dark money” group and similar groups appear to have broken state campaign laws when they coordinated mailers that promoted or attacked candidates in a 2010 legislative primary election.

October 16, 2013 10:37 am Photos

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Federal judge: Disclosure of campaign donations is constitutional

HELENA — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Montana’s requirement that political committees disclose their campaign spending is constitutional.

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Judge tells ATP to pay Montana's attorney fees

HELENA — A judge says a secretive group known for bucking campaign finance laws has to pay the state's attorney fees in one ongoing case.

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