Aaron Flint has spent nearly two decades working in Montana politics and broadcasting. Following the 2016 elections, he was selected by then-Congressman (now Interior Secretary) Ryan Zinke to serve as State Director for Zinke's Congressional offices in Montana. In 2016, he served as communications director for the gubernatorial campaign of now-Congressman Greg Gianforte. Prior to his recent political work, Aaron grew a statewide radio show in Montana from 10 signals, to more than 20 radio signals across the state. In addition, he served as the editor of a daily online news and commentary called "The Flint Report," which was recognized by The Washington Post as one of "the best state-based political blogs." Aaron has also been listed by The Washington Post as one of "the best state based political reporters." His work has been featured nationally by the Fox Business Network, The Drudge Report, Huffington Post, Politico and others. He has deep Montana roots, since his father’s family homesteaded near Flathead Lake, and his mother’s family goes back four generations in Glasgow. While in fourth grade Aaron recalls stuffing newspapers for The Glasgow Courier, which for years was published and edited by his grandparents, Ron and Joan Helland. As an officer in the Army National Guard, Aaron served four military tours overseas, in 2005-06 as an Infantry Platoon Leader in Ramadi, Iraq, and later in 2008-09 as an embedded advisor with the Afghan National Police at COP Wilderness in Afghanistan. Most recently, he deployed to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Flint’s journalistic experience began as a journalism student at Howard University. He later received a BA degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Montana where he served as President of the Associated Students. He also worked for two years as a Policy Advisor on the Washington staff of U.S. Senator Conrad Burns. Flint’s broadcast career includes work with Montana Public Radio, a runner for the NBC News "Today" show at the 2004 National Political Conventions, an internship with Bloomberg TV and Radio in Washington, DC, and as Executive Producer and Reporter with KTVQ-2 Television (CBS) in Billings. Flint enjoys combining his real world background and Montana roots, with a love for journalism, saying, “Every day, I hope to take a wide range of experiences to show audiences the bigger picture, or to give them a side of the story they won’t get anywhere else”. Aaron and his wife Jessica have two young boys, and a little girl born during one of his recent deployment overseas.
NWS: 70 Below Zero Recorded Near Opheim
How cold did it get this week? According to the National Weather Service in Glasgow, a spotter near Opheim recorded a wind chill approaching 70 below zero!
Daines: America vs. Venezuela at SOTU
It looked like there were two countries represented at the State of the Union address-the United States and Venezuela. That was the reaction of Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) following President Trump's declaration that the United States would never become a socialist country.
Flashback: Check Out this ‘Budweiser Burns Coal’ Mug
Well, the marketing team at Anheuser Busch managed how to tick off farmers and coal miners all in one shot.
Trump Names Zinke Successor at Interior
President Trump announced his choice to follow former Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-MT) as Secretary of the Interior. Here's the official word via Twitter:
Charlie Kirk Headlining Event at Montana State
Charlie Kirk is one of the most popular young conservative activists in the country. Is the Turning Point USA founder headlining an event at Montana State University? Check out the April 18th event just added to the Turning Point USA-Montana State Facebook page.
Politico: Bullock Refusing to Comment
After refusing to comment to the New York Times, Governor Steve Bullock (D-MT) took advantage of a Friday before the Super Bowl news dump to officially apologize. Here's the full statement in a blog post shared at Medium.com.
Offensive to Journalists, But OK for Coal Miners?
"So it was okay for Democrats and the liberal media to tell unemployed coal miners to learn to code, but it’s not okay to tell unemployed journalists the same." That was the reaction of Daily Caller video columnist Stephanie Hamill to the news that Twitter was censoring users who us…
AUDIO: #MTLeg Update with Senate President Sales
In our latest conversation, Senator Sales reacts to the Governor's State of the State address, talks about the latest action in the legislature, handicaps infrastructure legislation, and takes your phone calls. Plus, we got his take on the sexual harassment scandal involving Gov. Steve Bullock …
#MeToo: NYC Mayor Hammers Governor Bullock
The New York Post calls it "a pathetic plea of incompetence over top aide’s harassment scandal," and now New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is hammering Governor Steve Bullock (D-MT). Adding fuel to the fire- Governor Bullock is now refusing to comment or even answer questions, …
Montana: Worst Supreme Court in Nation?
Are justices on the court bringing the problems upon themselves? I threw that question to former University of Montana Law Professor Rob Natelson. Natelson now heads up the Constitutional Studies Center for the Independence Institute.