Constitution Party of Montana’s Filings

Filing closed in Montana yesterday and the Constitution Party filed 10 legislative candidates and 1 statewide candidate. Rick Jore could not run again due to term-limits,although some suspected he might run for the State Senate District he lives in. While the Constitution Party filed 11 candidates, the Libertarian Party filed only 3.

11 Responses to “Constitution Party of Montana’s Filings”

  1. Phil Says:

    Do they have a one-term limit?

  2. SovereignMN Says:

    I believe he had a previous term from awhile back when he was a Republican and that still counts against him.

  3. silver Republican Says:

    Has Mr. Jore accomplished anything of particular note while a member of the party other than getting elected?

  4. Prolifer Says:

    Is this the Constitution Party of Montana that dis-affiliated itself from the national Constitution Party because of the pro-life compromise by National, or is there a new CP state affiliate in Montana that has filed these candidates?

  5. Trent Hill Says:

    “Has Mr. Jore accomplished anything of particular note while a member of the party other than getting elected?”

    He saved the Montana taxpayers $3 billion dollars. The State Healthcare Budget was originally 3 billion,but Jore opposed it. Since he holds the balance in the House,they had to compromise…and they cut the budget down to $300. Yes…three-hundred dollars.

    “On Thursday, the House cut $1.6 million in general fund money and $1.1 million in state fees intended for the state Justice Department to spend on digital driver’s licenses and identification cards.
    Reps. Rick Jore, C-Polson, and Diane Rice, R-Dillon, led the effort to remove this money, saying it was part of a controversial effort to get national identification cards, known as Real ID cards. There are two resolutions before the Legislature opposing Real ID cards.”
    $21.9 million was cut from the latest State Budget because of Jore’s work. And he led the charge against REAL ID.

  6. NewFederalist Says:

    So, did Rick Jore file for State Senate or any statewide constitutional position?

  7. silver Republican Says:

    Fascinating. . . so there’s a third party member actually making a difference somewhere.

  8. Trent Hill Says:

    NewFederalist—no. Rick Jore filed no where.

  9. NewFederalist Says:

    Bummer! Thanks, Trent.

  10. Trent Hill Says:

    Agreed. I was hoping he’d run for State Senate or even mayor of his local town or some county office. Anything to keep him working.

  11. ADGettis Says:

    NewFederalist and Trent,

    Rick is most certainly still working; he is one of the primary people trying to pass Constitutional Initiative 100, a personhood amendment based on his H.B. 403 from this session.

    The website for CI-100 is if you’re interested.

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