27 min

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The first rule of investigative journalism is: follow the money. But tracking spending this election cycle is trickier than ever before.
Montana Free Press editor-in-chief John Adams tracks the ways corruption has shaped Montana, starting in the early days, when mining drove the state’s economy and politics. That legacy still plays out today, as politicians and watchdogs grapple with increasingly complex ways of hiding the sources of political spending and advertising.

The first rule of investigative journalism is: follow the money. But tracking spending this election cycle is trickier than ever before.
Montana Free Press editor-in-chief John Adams tracks the ways corruption has shaped Montana, starting in the early days, when mining drove the state’s economy and politics. That legacy still plays out today, as politicians and watchdogs grapple with increasingly complex ways of hiding the sources of political spending and advertising.

27 min