The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

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Clerk's job emerges as unlikely Supreme Court fight


October 10, 2018

Decisions about the U.S. Supreme Court have turned into an intense partisan battle in Washington, but in Montana the only contested race for the high court is for the job of clerk.

Three candidates are in the running for the seat. Rex Renk is a Democrat who has worked as the deputy clerk for more than 20 years and now seeks the top job. Bowen Greenwood is a former executive director of the Montana GOP and Roger Roots is an outspoken Libertarian activist.

They are battling over a position that handles the paperwork associated with state Supreme Court cases. They do not influence the decisio...

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