Montana Growth Network mailers

Three mailings produced in 2012 by the Montana Growth Network, which is organized as a 501(c)(4) "social welfare" organization.

The Montana Growth Network reported costs associated with sending the "McKinnon mailer" to the state, as required by law, because it advocated for Laurie McKinnon's election in the nonpartisan Supreme Court race.

The groups says it wasn't required to file expenditure reports about the other two mailers because they were "issue advocacy," which don't have the same disclosure requirements as "express advocacy" on behalf of candidates.