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Brouhaha over regent's confirmation hits Senate

HELENA — Supporters of former U.S. Rep. Pat Williams easily outnumbered opponents at a packed hearing on his Board of Regents nomination — but opposition included former allies who argued Williams went too far when he said the University of Montana had recruited thugs.

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Former U.S. Rep. Pat William speaks before a state Senate committee asking for support for his nomination to the Board of Regents on Wednesday in Helena

Williams outraged some of the school's football fans earlier this year with the comment, and they are now asking the state Senate to block h...


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