The cutline under that photo will not be accurate for long. After mistakenly filing his candidacy for a Senate seat that was not up for election this year, 2013 Senate Majority Leader Art Wittich has filed for House District 68 in Belgrade, where he will conveniently not face a primary opponent. Election season is nigh upon us, and the Montana GOP is in throes. Self-described “business Republicans” have organized an insurrection against the Tea Party wing, mounting as many primary challenges as they can against the people who brought you a 2013 proposal to pay state legislators in gold coins. Meanwhile, the Montana Democratic Party can barely contain its glee, the elation in its war room threatening to disturb the other patrons at IHOP. Montana is a tough place for a Democrat, partly because of its many bright-red districts and partly because state Dems have pinned their hopes on Republican infighting. You can read all about it in this week’s column in the Missoula Independent, which is what you get today instead of a blog. We’ll be back tomorrow with Friday links.