On Wednesday, Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl said his office will be re-activating a complaint against 2012 Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Hill for accepting a $500,000 donation.
A little more than a week after the decision against the T.J. McDermott for Sheriff Campaign, Montana Political Practices Commissioner Jonathan Motl has issued another big decision stemming from a Missoula Primary race.
Today, October 15, Attorney Milt Datsopoulos accused Political Practices Commissioner Jonathan Motl of expanding Montana’s political Practices laws to include things that had not previously been violations. Motl says that this accusation is partly true, but that there is precedent.
During the recent campaign for Missoula County Sheriff, the law firm of Datsopoulos, MacDonald and Lind hosted a fundraising get together for Democrat Sheriff's candidate T.J. McDermott, that occurred on May 8.
How did a prestigious Missoula law firm with a history of political practices cases end up finding itself on the wrong end of a decision by the Montana Political Practices Commissioner? According to Political Practices Commissioner Jonathan Motl, the answer is most likely "culture."…
Montana House District 69 candidate Matthew Monforton has been embroiled in legal trouble with the Montana Office of Political Practices over a billboard that commissioner Jonathan Motl ruled to have broken Montana campaign laws.