Is Montana’s “GOP” Attorney General About to Switch Parties?

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, who will be term-limited next year, ended speculation about his future a few weeks ago by announcing his candidacy for governor in 2020. What some are still wondering, however, is which party’s banner Fox will ultimately fly.

Especially after yesterday.

Fox ran as a Republican in his prior AG races in 2012 and 2016.  But he’s never embraced many of the party’s principles, and large segments of the party have never embraced him.

Though he’s filed as a Republican, uncertainty over Fox’s political affiliation intensified yesterday with reports that he filed a pro-Obamacare amicus brief in Texas v. United States. That case involves a challenge to the constitutionality of Obamacare – one that is supported by Republican state attorneys general in 19 states. Last week, the Trump Administration advised the court that it was supporting the Republican challengers.