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Montana Tea Partyers Want Secession

A tea party group based in Billings has launched digital petitions asking the White House to allow Montana to secede from the United States and create its own new government. Similar efforts began in all 50 states after the President Barack Obama’s victory earlier this month, the Los Angeles Times reported. There are two separate digital petitions requesting that Montana be allowed to secede are on the White House website for petitions. Spearheading the secession effort here are the Montana Shrugged Tea Party Patriots. “It’s more of an attention getter,” said Eric Olsen, the group’s co-founder. “We’re trying to raise our voice again, hoping people will listen. We hope somebody listens to us someday”/Charles S. Johnson, Missoulian State Bureau. More here.

Question: How influential is the Tea Party in Idaho?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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