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  Brian Schweitzer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brian Schweitzer (born September 4, 1955) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Montana.
Schweitzer is a Democrat and the current governor of Montana, serving since January 2005.
Schweitzer currently has one of the highest gubernatorial approval ratings in the nation, with polls regularly showing a rating of around 70 percent [1].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brian_Schweitzer   (572 words)

 Brian Schweitzer - dKosopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Brian Schweitzer is the Democratic governor of Montana.
Brian Schweitzer was born in Havre, Montana in 1955, the fourth of six children -- five sons and a daughter -- of Kay and Adam Schweitzer.
Schweitzer is married to the former Nancy Hupp.
www.dkosopedia.com /wiki/Brian_Schweitzer   (238 words)

 Democratic Governors Association
Brian Schweitzer became the 23rd Governor of the great state of Montana on January 3, 2005.
As Governor, Brian Schweitzer has focused attention on economic development through protecting Montana’s wild places as they are central to the image that draws people to the state.
Governor Schweitzer is focused on public safety, providing tax credits to encourage the film industry, increasing state funding for college scholarships, community colleges and technical schools, and promoting sustainable energy policies.
democraticgovernors.org /governors/362/governor-brian-schweitzer   (504 words)

 Governor Brian Schweitzer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Brian earned a Bachelor of Science degree in International Agronomy from Colorado State University, and later earned a Master of Science degree in Soil Science from Montana State University.
Brian and Nancy returned to Montana in 1986 to raise a family and to build a ranching and irrigation business in Montana.
Brian has been active in developing and implementing national farm policy, and ensuring that the voice of local Montanans is heard.
www.montanademocrats.org /officials/brianschweitzer.html   (470 words)

 Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger
Brian Schweitzer, who has made alternative-fuels development in Montana a watchword of his administration, said the goal is to develop practical, on-the-ground...
Brian Schweitzer said the state was "about 80 years too late" in pardoning the mostly working-class people of German descent who were convicted of breaking...
Gov. Brian Schweitzer is endorsing a national initiative that aims to have 25 percent of the country’s energy come from renewable sources by 2025.
www.brianschweitzer.com   (2968 words)

 Schweitzer for President
Schweitzer, a Democrat in his first term, marches into a barroom in blue jeans and cowboy boots and a beaded bolo tie, and his border collie, Jag, leaps out of the vehicle and follows him in.
Schweitzer’sMontana miracle,” in which Democrats took back the governor’s seat after 16 years and ended 12 years of Republican majorities in both state chambers, has been cited as evidence that the Republican bastions in the Western states are losing ground to a new, Democratic brand of libertarian-tinged prairie populism.
Schweitzer is a key backer of I-153, the ballot initiative that would reform lobbying in Montana by requiring a two-year cooling off period for legislators, appointed state officials, elected state officials, and personal staff of elected state officials before they can become licensed lobbyists.
www.schweitzerforpresident.blogspot.com   (6048 words)

 Montana Republican Party
We’ve heard a lot of scandalous accusations against Brian Schweitzer over the past year, but the most bizarre of all came directly from the candidate’s mouth yesterday in an apparent lapse of lucid thought.
Perhaps Brian is getting so accustomed to having to answer questions about his past that he has gotten mixed up on which items have actually come up and which skeletons are still hidden in his closet.
Schweitzer has shown himself extremely sensitive to criticism, and he as publicly whined about reports of a private investigator looking into shady real-estate dealings in Forsyth and a so-called “push-poll’ being conducted by the RGA.
www.mtgop.org /ebrief_09282004.asp   (530 words)

 Meet Brian Schweitzer, Democrat, Rancher and candidate for Governor in 2004, State of Montana Governor Race 2004 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Schweitzer is an avid outdoorsman and an A-rated NRA member, who will work to protect the 2nd Amendment rights of gun owners and preserve Montana's heritage of open access to public lands for hunting, fishing and recreation.
Schweitzer will work to create good paying jobs by encouraging investment in value-added industries that use Montana's abundant natural resources, like new ethanol plants to process Montana grain, new feedlots and meatpacking plants to process Montana beef, fertilizer plants to process our natural gas and furniture factories to add value to Montana timber.
Schweitzer can be more independent because he's refused to take money from big corporations, like drug companies and insurance companies that overcharge us for healthcare and prescriptions and energy companies that dramatically increase electricity rates on working families.
www.brianschweitzer.com /issues.html   (3779 words)

 Candidate Brian Schweitzer's position on Canadian prescription support makes him leader in Montana gubentorial Race
Schweitzer, 48, whose campaign symbol is the light bulb to symbolize creative ideas, says he came up with the plan for the border runs the same way he gets all of his ideas.
Schweitzer was raking hay at age 6 and summer fallowing by 8 while raising champion steers and horses for 4-H. He won a 4-H speech contest and a trip to Chicago.
Schweitzer once told Nelson about how when he was growing up, when he saw a bully beating somebody up, he'd jump in the fight on behalf of the person the bully was picking on.
www.todaysseniorsnetwork.com /mt_gov_race.htm   (1534 words)

 Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer Gets It | TPMCafe
Schweitzer pooh-poohs any current interest in moving beyond Montana but I say we 'convince' him that he is needed nationally in 2008.
Schweitzer, broad of shoulder, red of face and sure of self, was barnstorming in Big Sky country -- four towns in 11 hours, sweet-talking local Republicans, praising random Montanans for the excellence of their dogs and slapping backs in barrooms.
That was Schweitzer's first go at elective politics and, in the wound-licking that followed, he found that men in Montana were 11 percent less likely to vote for him than were women.
www.tpmcafe.com /story/2005/9/5/14441/62016   (1834 words)

 Archives - Governor Brian Schweitzer Blasts Federal Lawmakers/Touts Oil Alternatives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Brian Schweitzer, a 50-year-old Montana Democrat one year into his first term, said no future generation of Americans should have to go to war to secure foreign oil.
Schweitzer was featured in a CBS "60 Minutes" segment Sunday as "Montana's Coal Cowboy," a plainspoken progressive who is pushing the use of coal and the "clean technology" of a gasification-to-liquid fuel process developed by a pair of German scientists in 1923.
Schweitzer said former Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner, whom he called his friend, is the Democratic Party's top alternative to 2008 presidential front-runner U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., for the party's nomination.
george.loper.org /archives/2006/Mar/998.html   (526 words)

 Montana Republican Party, MTGOP, GOP,
Schweitzer’s unwillingness to support the proposal that would bring an additional $2.7 million to schools and create 110 new jobs was grounded in a small technicality; the completion of unneeded yield study.
On his refusal to increase timber production Schweitzer is even to the liberal-left of most of his own party, which overwhelmingly supported Brown's plan during the 2003 legislative session.
Schweitzer’s has collected a total of $117,000 from lawyers; that’s more than $1 of every $10 he’s raised.
mtgop.org /schweitzer_files.asp   (681 words)

 Montana's landscape is changing -- will America's be next? | By Rick Bass | Grist | Main Dish | 18 Jan 2006
Brian Schweitzer has only been the governor of Montana for a year, but already, among Democrats in the state and beyond, I sense a Clintonesque déjà vu creeping in, a relief that all will be all right, that our values are protected.
Schweitzer single-handedly trounced the Republican Party in 2004, not just driving them from the capitol, but leading the charge to regain the state House and Senate as well -- but, bridge builder that he is, he chose state Sen. John Bohlinger, a progressive Republican, as his running mate.
To his great credit, Schweitzer has sought to almost scornfully diminish such enthusiasms, as if sensing that they might disrupt the business of running what is a very small state, population-wise -- a state that just happens to be the size of, and possesses far more natural resources than, many European nations.
www.grist.org /news/maindish/2006/01/18/bass   (2308 words)

 "Top Billings" by David Sirota
Schweitzer put himself through college by mopping floors at sororities, got a master's degree from Montana State in, of all things, soil science, and then worked for eight years on irrigation projects in the part of the world that's hardest to irrigate—the Sahara Desert.
Schweitzer's message was so effective that at one debate, Brown was forced to admit he didn't really know whether lawmakers should be allowed to become corporate lobbyists immediately after leaving the legislature, as Brown himself had done only a few years before.
Schweitzer's outsider appeal was bolstered by his running mate, John Bohlinger, a Republican state senator and a small businessman from Billings.
www.washingtonmonthly.com /features/2004/0412.sirota.html   (3743 words)

 Blue Mass. Group :: Deval Patrick, meet Brian Schweitzer
As you may recall, Schweitzer's election in 2004 was one of the few Democratic bright spots in an otherwise miserable election cycle.
Schweitzer argues that his plan not only is more fair, but that it is a more effective way to ensure the rebates actually go toward spurring Montana’s economy, rather than sinking with barely a plop into rich folk’s investment portfolios or padding the dividends of out-of-state stockholders....
In offering his plan, Schweitzer appears to have humiliated local Republicans, who were caught off guard and have been sputtering and disorganized in their response.
www.bluemassgroup.com /showDiary.do?diaryId=2732   (1807 words)

 Life of the Party - Salon
Brian Schweitzer, the blue governor of the red state of Montana, may just have the answer to the Democrats' woes.
Meet Brian Schweitzer, the soil sciences major who grew up to be the governor of Montana -- and may be the next best hope of the Democratic Party.
In an hour-long interview, Schweitzer gave impassioned advice on how Democrats can win back the rural West by "leading with their hearts" and recognizing that a one-size-fits-all platform on gun control won't play in hunting and fishing states like Montana.
dir.salon.com /story/news/lotp/2005/04/19/montana_governor/index.html   (919 words)

 The American Spectator
Schweitzer beat Brown and brought some new Democrats to Helena on his coattails, adding seats in the Montana House, and actually gaining a slim majority in the Senate.
Schweitzer carried the fast-growing college and ski towns of this region such as Bozeman, Missoula, and Kalispell, not to mention Butte, a Democratic stronghold thanks to its blue collar, mining-union history.
Schweitzer further inflamed the issue by proposing the ludicrous idea that all of those 4,200 bison in Yellowstone be rounded up and tested for brucellosis.
www.spectator.org /dsp_article.asp?art_id=7965   (1200 words)

 Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer - mt.gov - Montana's Official State Website (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Brian was born in Havre in 1955, the fourth of six children -- five sons and a daughter -- of Kay and Adam Schweitzer.
Brian married Nancy Hupp, his college sweetheart, in 1981.
Brian and Nancy have three children, sons Ben, 17, and Khai, 16, and daughter Katrina, 14.
governor.mt.gov.cob-web.org:8888 /governor/govbio.asp   (522 words)

 Article Archives - Search news, arts and entertainment, classifieds and personals for archived articles - from the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
In the last three weeks alone, he and Brian have crisscrossed the state, racking up more than 4,000 miles on the campaign’s ’89 Grand Prix, an otherwise expensive travel itinerary were it not for the 2,000 or so relatives Brian claims statewide who might occasionally be called upon for temporary housing.
On the outside track is Brian Schweitzer, a 44-year-old Whitefish farmer of mint, dill, wheat, hay and cattle who never ran for an elected office in his life and had little or no political experience outside the field of agriculture.
The chilly morning warms into a glorious autumn afternoon and the Schweitzer people are jazzed by the results of the latest poll showing Brian has closed the gap with Burns to less than 9 percentage points, the nation’s single largest point gain by a statewide candidate.
www.missoulanews.com /Archives/News.asp?no=1276   (2436 words)

 Brian Schweitzer - Campaigns Wikia - A Wikia wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Brian Schweitzer with his brothers His business and agricultural experience is broad and deep, including extensive farming and ranching experience in Montana, and successful agricultural business projects on five continents.
Brian SchweitzerHe served for seven years with the FSA, and his three-person committee was responsible for the operation of 46 county offices, 300 employees and a budget of more than $300 million.
Brian and Nancy have three children, sons Ben and Khai and daughter Katrina.
campaigns.wikia.com /wiki/Brian_Schweitzer   (549 words)

 The Progressive Frontier -- In These Times
That title went to Schweitzer, who at that point was an upstart rancher from northwest Montana who started his campaign for U.S. Senate with zero percent name recognition and ended it as the populist hero who took seniors to Canada for cheaper prescription drugs.
Schweitzer is a big man, athletic, and ready with a handshake and a smile for anyone who greets him.
Instead, Schweitzer ran on values, delivering a talk about his family homesteading in Montana, building a church and a community with their friends and neighbors.
www.inthesetimes.com /site/main/article/2240   (2348 words)

 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Brian Schweitzer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Brian Schweitzer (born September 4, 1955) is the Governor of Montana and a member of the Democratic Party.
Schweitzer is currently one of the most popular Democratic governors in the nation, polling at about 69% approving.
In March 2005, Schweitzer prompted national controversy when he publicly suggested that Montana's National Guard troops be recalled from service in Iraq to assist firefighting during Montana's wildfire season.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/brian_schweitzer   (798 words)

 Schweitzer for President (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
As soon as Schweitzer was elected in 2004 — the same night that George W. Bush carried Montana by 20 percentage points — pundits began declaring him the future of the Democratic Party.
Brian Schweitzer is the second most popular governor in the country
Brian Schweitzer is tackling one of the problems with lobbyists
schweitzerforpresident.blogspot.com.cob-web.org:8888   (6048 words)

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