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Old 08-01-2007, 12:04 PM
 
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I'm a conservative gentleman who wants to escape the big city, buy myself a piece of rural land, and live among other fellow conservatives.

No offense to liberals when writing this, but after several years of living among the hard left crowd in Santa Monica, I simply want to put down roots more in tune with a place John Wayne would be proud to live rather than a place the likes of Michael Moore is likely to disparage.

The reason I ask if Montana is a good place for conservatives is that from what I am reading in these threads, it seems that many Montana residents writing in this forum mention that a lot of liberals are trying to move in & change their way of life.

If Montana is conservative friendly, what cities should I consider?
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:36 PM
 
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Generally speaking, Western MT is more liberal and Central and Eastern are more Conservative.
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:56 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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You may find that many folks in Montana are more like conservative libertarians but however the governor is a Democrat. I'm fairly conservative in a liberal town in western Montana and I know what you mean. I wish I was surrounded by more conservatives. The people in our town elected a blind lesbian for mayor. As soon as my house sells I'm heading east of the divide. Kalispell is pretty conservative
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Old 08-01-2007, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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Missoula, Butte, and Anaconda are the liberal areas. Also the Indian Reservations are obviously liberal. Otherwise, the state is conservative/libertarian. Montana is very suspicious of government in general, but especially the federal government. Some counties in Eastern Montana vote over 90% Republican, while most of Western MT outside the mentioned areas tends to go 60% Republican. But Schweitzer and Tester ran as libertarian Democrats and did well. Supporting any form of gun control is an instant loss anywhere in Montana, even the more liberal areas.
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:03 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Missoula, Butte, and Anaconda are the liberal areas. Also the Indian Reservations are obviously liberal. Otherwise, the state is conservative/libertarian. Montana is very suspicious of government in general, but especially the federal government. Some counties in Eastern Montana vote over 90% Republican, while most of Western MT outside the mentioned areas tends to go 60% Republican. But Schweitzer and Tester ran as libertarian Democrats and did well. Supporting any form of gun control is an instant loss anywhere in Montana, even the more liberal areas.
I think the only reason those two were elected is the incumbants got caught with their hands in the cookie jar too many times and the negative ads worked.
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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True. Burns ran the worst campaign I've ever seen. Like a trainwreck.
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:20 PM
 
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blind lesbian for mayor. As soon as my house sells I'm heading east of the divide. Kalispell is pretty conservative
Where in the world is this?
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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Hot Springs in the Flathead Valley, I think.
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Old 08-05-2007, 03:24 PM
 
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Also the Indian Reservations are obviously liberal.
This might sound stupid, but why is that? I always thought of places like Ronan on the Flathead to be more conservative. Of course, my perspective is Missoula area.
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:15 PM
 
Location: I live in Ronan, MT but am stationed in Virginia Beach
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Ronan is very conservative, at least everyone I know is.
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