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The “Save Colstrip, Enrich NWE, Rip-off the Ratepayers Bill” is dead.” In the end, the legislative manipulations of Senate President Scott Sales, R-Bozeman; Majority Leader Fred Thomas, R-Stevensville; Sen. Tom Richmond, R-Billings; and Sen. Duane Ankney, R-Colstrip, failed. The Montana Republican Party showed its true colors by supporting this bill instead of their constituents. Everyone of them should be challenged in the next primary and voted out of office. These people were not voted into office to enrich NWE at everyone else's expense. These are the same politicians who begrudge poor people health care.

And I for one am not buying NWE recent TV commercial claiming to be the good guys who have their customers’ best interest at heart. NWE is a soulless corporation that doesn’t care one bit about you or me. All they care about is their profit and making it off the backs of ratepayers who already pay the highest rates for gas and electricity in an eight-state region.

Please remember your Republican representative during the next election and how they voted to enrich NWE at your expense. Vote the bums out of office. My representative is Daniel Zolnikov and I won’t be voting for him again. These Republicans need to be sent packing and we the people to need to elect people who will look out for the best interests of Montana’s citizens, not filthy rich corporations.

Denise Boggs

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