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Montana protests and a break-in after 'Big Sky, Big Money'

Just days after the premiere of Marketplace's collaboration with Frontline, "Big Sky, Big Money" on PBS, there has already been significant reaction to the documentary. Protesters gathered in Helena, Mont., on Wednesday, waving signs and chanting against the group American Tradition Partnership. ATP’s outside counsel, Jim Brown, eventually greeted the crowd with a tin of Halloween candy.

Also, on Wednesday night, there was a break-in at the office of the Montana Commissioner on Political Practices (COPP), where documents related to the investigation of ATP had originally been held. Although reportedly, the ‘Colorado Documents’ – as they’re now known – weren’t actually at the COPP building anymore. Officials say they’d been moved to an off-site secure location. According to a report in the local Independent Record, nothing appeared to have been stolen. (Via Frontline).

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