Montana state senators raise big bucks with secretive nonprofit

By Michael Beckel

Secretive group connected to GOP state Sens. Jason Priest and Ed Walker raised $900,000 in 2012, new documents show.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Tradition Partnership":

"… work contributed $50,000 to another conservative social welfare nonprofit: American Tradition Partnership. American Tradition Partnership — previously known as Western Tradition …"

"… er conservative social welfare nonprofit: American Tradition Partnership. American Tradition Partnership — previously known as Western Tradition Partnership — describes itself …"

"… ding to allegations that it engaged in illegal electioneering activities. American Tradition Partnership, which has denied any wrongdoing, also gained notoriety after successfully …"

"… agnates. Social welfare nonprofits such as the Montana Growth Network and American Tradition Partnership aren’t legally required to publicly disclosure their donors. But grants …"

After big U.S. Supreme Court win, Montana nonprofit suffers string of losses

By Paul Abowd

Democrat Steve Bullock's gubernatorial win a low point for litigious conservative group.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Tradition Partnership":

"… ana’s campaign finance laws has had a rough go of it lately.In November, American Tradition Partnership failed to sink Democrat Steve Bullock’s bid for governor despite plaster …"

'Right-to-work' group gave Montana nonprofit $300,000

By Paul Abowd

Secretive nonprofit received $300,000 donation from anti-union group.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Tradition Partnership":

"… a Colorado furniture executive, an Internal Revenue Service document shows.American Tradition Partnership, a pro-energy group known for successfully suing Montana to force it to ab …"

Obscure nonprofit threatens campaign finance limits beyond Montana

By Paul Abowd

Obscure nonprofit threatens campaign finance limits beyond Montana

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Tradition Partnership":

"… contributed to this report.  …"

"… according to the report.‘We won’t be shut up, or shut down’In 2008, American Tradition Partnership flooded the state with mailers attacking ten state legislators, but report …"

Furniture king a celebrity in Colorado

By Alexandra Duszak

Jake Jabs a major political donor in addition to star of well-known commercials.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Tradition Partnership":

"… the Internal Revenue Service shows Jabs pledged $300,000 in seed money to American Tradition Partnership. ATP is a secretive pro-energy nonprofit that’s taken the state of Monta …"

Supreme Court rejects Montana's election spending law

By Paul Abowd and Amy Myers

Citizens United decision has major impact on elections in nearly half of states.

Excerpts from this story referencing "North Dakota":

"… up must appear in each ad to claim responsibility.Five states — Alabama, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Wyoming, and Montana — had bans in place, but have not p …"