Ex Governors Takeover Battle

February 25, 2013 - 3:29 PM
FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, then-Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. In February 2013, the former governor is partnering with a New York hedge fund to launch a proxy battle for control of a precious metals mining company that’s been criticized for sinking millions of dollars into foreign acquisitions. Drawing parallels with the Montana’s famed Anaconda Mining Company, a copper industry giant that cratered after much of its foreign assets were taken over by the Chilean government, Schweitzer said he’s intervening to save Stillwater Mining Co. from a similar fate owing to questionable investments in copper in Argentina and platinum in Canada. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)