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udge Fagg’s Senate Run Clouded by His Own Unethical Behavior, Sad Rollout

Submitted by vsample on Tue, 2017-10-24 09:00

Russell Fagg has been plagued with ethics issues from the moment he started “exploring” a run for Senate back in June.

 
But the last couple weeks, with reports ranging from ethics complaints to Fagg trying to convince a reporter not to report on his low campaign event turnout, have been particularly rough. Take a look.
 
On his ethics issues:
 
Billings Gazette: “Federal Elections Commission to review complaint GOP candidate ran a campaign as a judge”
 
Politico: The American Democracy Legal Fund has filed a FEC complaint against Republican Judge Russell Fagg, arguing that his exploration of a campaign has exceeded the legal limits.”
 
Billings Gazette: “If we cannot trust what he says while he's in a job that has a strict canon of ethics and rules, what is going to make Fagg more trustworthy when and if he moves from the bench to the U.S. Senate?”
 
Logicosity: “[W]ithout spending a single penny, another public servant is running afoul of longstanding traditions and the law itself.”

MT Cowgirl: “Mr. Fagg has made a mockery of judicial ethics by running a shadow campaign for Senate from the bench.”

Missoula Current: “The American Democracy Legal Fund has filed a federal complaint against Yellowstone County District Judge Russell Fagg, alleging he violated federal campaign finance laws…”
 
Montana Post: “Mr. Fagg has managed to make it clear already that he’s not someone who can be trusted to tell the truth to Montanans, much less represent them in Washington.”

MT Cowgirl: “You see, despite raising money, giving campaign speeches, marching in parades, and sitting down for interviews with top political reporters, Judge Fagg continues to claim he is just exploring a run for Senate. If he’s “exploring” a run for Senate, I am exploring being a blogger.”

Western Word: “Some Republicans I know hope Fagg runs his campaign better than he did when planning his announcement.”

 

This article was originally posted on the Montana Democrats website. To read the full article click on Judge Fagg's Unethical Behaviour