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VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Montana
Oct. 27, 2014, 10:14 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to VoteEasy at, giving Montana voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best political match November 4th. Forty-six of the congressional and state legislative candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

Volunteer at the Great Divide Ranch!
June 24, 2014, 4 p.m.

If you are a member and have ever thought of volunteering at Vote Smart and haven't done it yet, or if you want to return for another tour of duty, 2014 would be a great year to come volunteer at the ranch! 

June Common Ground E-Newsletter
June 12, 2014, 4:09 p.m.

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April Common Ground E-Newsletter
April 24, 2014, midnight

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February Common Ground E-Newsletter
March 7, 2014, 8:42 a.m.

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December Common Ground E-Newsletter
Dec. 16, 2013, 5:52 p.m.

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November Common Ground E-Newsletter
Nov. 27, 2013, midnight

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September Common Ground E-Newsletter
Oct. 10, 2013, 9:16 a.m.

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August Common Ground E-Newsletter
Aug. 9, 2013, 12:10 a.m.

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Intern Spotlight: Manonh Soumahoro
Aug. 6, 2013, midnight

Take a look at what Manonh had to say about her internship...

May Common Ground E-Newsletter
May 30, 2013, 1:19 p.m.

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April Common Ground E-Newsletter
April 26, 2013, 12:25 p.m.

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Hotdish #1: The Bachmann Recipe
April 26, 2013, 10:59 a.m.

What comes to mind when you think of Minnesota? Hockey? Lakes? Maybe the movie “Grumpy Old Men”? How about Hotdishes?

Sen. Max Baucus will not be seeking reelection in 2014
April 23, 2013, 12:13 p.m.

As of this morning, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.,has joined an increasingly long list of senators that will not seek reelection in 2014.

Why Harry Reid Voted No - And Other Interesting Things from Wednesday's Vote
April 19, 2013, 4:31 p.m.

After Wednesday's vote in the Senate on President Obama's proposed gun bill, the Internet was rife with mixed emotions.

A Vote Smart Guide to the Keystone XL Pipeline
March 29, 2013, 9:28 a.m.

The Keystone XL Pipeline: it's been dominating headlines for what seems like forever...


Love the Work Vote Smart Does? Be a Part of It!
Nov. 30, 2012, 7:47 p.m.

Are you a student or recent graduate interested in contributing to Project Vote Smart's mission of providing factual, free and unbiased information on your elected officials? Then our National Internship Program is for you! 

Candidates Flunk 20-Year Study of Political Courage
Oct. 29, 2012, 2:07 p.m.

A  20-year study of over 15,000 congressional candidates and their willingness to answer questions on the major issues

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Montana
Sept. 7, 2012, 10:03 a.m.

Now Tracking Legislation Impacting You
Aug. 2, 2012, 4:39 p.m.

Volunteer Spotlight: Janet Paduhovich
June 26, 2012, 8:53 a.m.

Are you a member of Project Vote Smart? Are you interested in contributing your time to volunteering? Member Janet Paduhovich tells us about her experience volunteering for 2-weeks at the Great Divide Ranch.
For more information on our Member Volunteer Program, click here

June Common Ground E-Newsletter
June 12, 2012, 12:53 p.m.

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Will your candidates show political courage?
May 23, 2012, 2:24 p.m.

Every election year, Project Vote Smart uses the Political Courage Test (PCT) to measure the willingness of candidates to provide their positions on key issues. Find out now if your candidates are currently being tested. 

A Volunteer Experience like No Other
May 1, 2012, 10:14 a.m.

Summer is almost here and as always, we could sure use help from those Vote Smart members who are looking to pair a vacation with good works. Whether you have watched our introduction video or visited us in the past, you should know that our research headquarters are uniquely nestled in the high peaks, lakes and streams of the Continental Divide, at the Great Divide Ranch in southwestern Montana. You have to see it to believe it! 

April Common Ground E-Newsletter
April 24, 2012, 8:45 a.m.

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Common Ground E-Newsletter, February
Feb. 7, 2012, 9:38 a.m.


'Supercommittee' misses deadline
Nov. 22, 2011, 1:19 p.m.

The U.S. Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction was established with the goal of improving both the short and long term financial outlook of the US and reducing the deficit “ at least $1,500,000,000 over the period of fiscal years 2012 to 2021” But they missed their deadline...


The View from Across the Water
Oct. 5, 2009, 5:30 p.m.

813 Days With Project Vote Smart
Sept. 1, 2009, 6:22 p.m.

It's About Time
Aug. 20, 2009, 10:41 p.m.

Ghosts and Memories
Aug. 19, 2009, 6:25 p.m.

Summer and Snow in Montana
June 22, 2009, 10:43 p.m.

This Summer at Vote Smart
June 19, 2009, 5:21 p.m.


Past, Present, and Future
July 7, 2008, 11:03 p.m.

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