updated Sun. July 3, 2022
March 21, 2018
Tens of thousands of pages of documents obtained by the state Commissioner of Political Practices revealed how the national anti-union group oversaw the activities of American Tradition Partnership, the group at the center of allegations of illegal third-party influence in Montana Republican primaryÃÂ ...
February 22, 2018
By 2012, Montana voters were inundated by dark money attack ads and mailings. Simultaneously, the state's major newspapers began cutting their political and legislative coverage, laying off the most experienced journalists at the Capitol. In the film, American Tradition Partnership attorney Jim Brown saidÃÂ ...
October 25, 2017
... violated campaign laws for not disclosing expenditures and services from consultants. Rhoades in the past has represented clients such as Christian and Allison LeFer, a couple from Colorado who have connections to American Tradition Partnership and its predecessor, Western Tradition Partnership.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
January 26, 2016
Emails, documents and affidavits recently obtained by Montana's commissioner of political practices paint a detailed picture of how the national anti-union group oversaw the activities of American Tradition Partnership, the group at the center of allegations of illegal third-party influence in MontanaÃÂ ...
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
December 22, 2014
An image of a check written to Western Tradition Partnership with the name of Rep. Mike Miller, R-Helmville, in the memo line. Scott Sales. Facebook ÃÂ· Twitter ÃÂ· Email; Print; Save. Republican state Sen. Scott Sales accepted a $500 fine and settled a political practices complaint against him that alleged illegalÃÂ ...
Helena Independent Record
April 6, 2014
American Tradition Partnership, formerly called Western Tradition Partnership, is referred to as a “dark money” group because it has never filed reports with government agencies listing its donors and its expenditures. The group has maintained it didn't legally have to report this information because it wasÃÂ ...
Center for Responsive Politics
February 21, 2013
American Tradition Partnership — formerly known as Western Tradition Partnership — has an unusual history of political antics. In January, in the latest development in a years-long legal battle, a Montana judge found that the group used “subterfuge” to avoid disclosing its donors by setting up a front groupÃÂ ...
November 5, 2012
The total amount raised by WTP, now known as American Tradition Partnership, was not large, compared to the tens of millions of dollars dark money groups like Crossroads GPS and Americans for Prosperity have collected in the 2012 election cycle. But the details available on WTP, which has worked toÃÂ ...
New York Times
February 13, 2012
The plaintiff, renamed American Tradition Partnership, has now asked the United States Supreme Court to summarily overturn the Montana ruling or, alternatively, to stay the ruling. It contends the state court decision is an “outright refusal of the majority to follow Citizens United.” Justice Anthony KennedyÃÂ ...