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Wittich Campaign Practices Trial Wraps Up

Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl reflects during a break in the final day of his lawsuit against Bozeman Republican Rep. Art Wittich.
Kimberly Reed.
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Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl reflects during a break in the final day of his lawsuit against Bozeman Republican Rep. Art Wittich.

Testimony and arguments in the civil trial of State Representative Art Wittich wrapped up today. The jury is now deliberating the campaign finance charge against him. The Bozeman Republican has been on trial all week, sued by Montana's Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl. Motl says Wittich failed to report substantial contributions of campaign services provided by a national anti-union group in 2010. We spoke with John S. Adams, editor-in-chief of Montana Free Press about the trial's final day, and what happens next.

John S. Adams is the Editor-in-Chief of Montana Free Press.

Eric Whitney is NPR's Mountain West/Great Plains Bureau Chief, and was the former news director for Montana Public Radio.