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Plagiarism Scandal Forces Dem. John Walsh To End Montana Senate Bid

Democratic Senator John Walsh’s election chances dwindled by the day after it was revealed that he plagiarized his masters thesis while attending the United States Army War College.

The New York Times reported:

Mr. Walsh completed the paper, what the War College calls a “strategy research project,” to earn his degree in 2007, when he was 46. The sources of the material he presents as his own include academic papers, policy journal essays and books that are almost all available online.

Most strikingly, the six recommendations Mr. Walsh laid out at the conclusion of his 14-page paper, titled “The Case for Democracy as a Long Term National Strategy,” are taken nearly word-for-word without attribution from a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace document on the same topic.

Walsh, 53, was appointed to the U.S. Senate in February and was seeking a full term this November.

When Walsh was confronted by Daily Surge cameras about the charges of plagiarism, the Montana Democrat dodged our questions and ran away.

As for the Montana Senate seat in which Walsh was seeking to spend the next six years, The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza says, “The Montana race is now a slightly more comfortable lock for Republicans.”


Jerome Hudson

Managing Editor

Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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