In Montana, one candidate is taking advantage of a new legislative district: Margarett Campbell, vice president of Fort Peck Community College, is running for the state House of Representatives in District 31. The district, which runs along the Missouri River in the northeastern part of the state, was created in 2000 when Montana was redistricted according to changes in population. If elected, Campbell, D, who is a member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine Tribe, will join seven other American Indians in the Montana state legislature.
What do congressional Republicans really think about the environment? Apparently, some think the issue could turn Americans sour on voting Republican next November. The solution, according to a memo from the Republican Conference leadership to all Republican House members, is to convince constituents that environmental issues have been blown out of proportion. The memo includes information such as "global warming is not a fact" and "Links between air quality and asthma in children remain cloudy."