Montana News

Montana House candidate John Lewis offers agriculture plan

Montana House candidate John Lewis offers agriculture plan

HELENA — Democratic House candidate John Lewis on Thursday released a five-part farm and ranch platform that he said reaffirms his commitment …

July 31, 2014 5:13 pmLoading…

Voting office to open on Blackfeet reservation

HELENA — Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch says a satellite voting office will open on the Blackfeet Reservation for late voter regis…

July 31, 2014 2:40 pmLoading…
Defense Department to oversee plagiarism investigation of Walsh

Defense Department to oversee plagiarism investigation of Walsh

HELENA — The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War Co…

July 29, 2014 1:51 pmLoading…
Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

HELENA — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the De…

July 26, 2014 8:16 pmLoading…
Campaign watch: This week in the race to November

Campaign watch: This week in the race to November

HELENA — This week Democratic U.S. Sen. John Walsh dominated campaign news with revelations that his thesis written to earn a master's degree …

July 25, 2014 2:35 pmLoading…
Walsh says he was being treated for PTSD when he plagiarized paper

Walsh says he was being treated for PTSD when he plagiarized paper

HELENA — The New York Times reported Wednesday that Montana’s newest senator, Democrat John Walsh, plagiarized large portions of his final pap…

July 23, 2014 2:20 pm Video Related Loading…
VanDyke back on ballot for Montana Supreme Court

VanDyke back on ballot for Montana Supreme Court

HELENA—In a 4-3 decision on Tuesday, the Montana Supreme Court overturned a lower-court ruling and put Lawrence VanDyke back on the November b…

July 22, 2014 2:32 pmLoading…
Democrats ask U.S. Navy for Zinke military records

Democrats ask U.S. Navy for Zinke military records

HELENA — Montana Democrats released a letter Wednesday asking for Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke’s military records under the Free…

July 17, 2014 6:36 amLoading…
House candidate Zinke's debt now up to $83,000

House candidate Zinke's debt now up to $83,000

HELENA — House candidate Ryan Zinke’s total campaign debt is now at about $83,300 under an amended Federal Election Commission report, up $26,…

July 16, 2014 6:51 amLoading…
Daines raises $1.4M since April for Senate run

Daines raises $1.4M since April for Senate run

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines has raised more than $1.4 million in the past three months in his fight to unseat U.S. Sen. John Walsh in the …

July 15, 2014 7:00 amLoading…
Lawmaker's attempt to toss complaint rejected

Lawmaker's attempt to toss complaint rejected

HELENA — A judge has rejected the Montana Senate majority leader's attempt to dismiss charges that his campaign took illegal contributions and…

July 08, 2014 1:48 pmLoading…
Walsh raises $900K since mid-May for Senate run

Walsh raises $900K since mid-May for Senate run

HELENA — U.S. Sen. John Walsh has raised nearly $900,000 since mid-May as he seeks to fight off a challenge by U.S. Rep. Steve Daines in Novem…

July 08, 2014 1:50 pmLoading…
Campaign watch: Candidates

Campaign watch: Candidates

HELENA — The Fourth of July in an election year sees candidates pressing the flesh at parades and other holiday events.

July 03, 2014 2:36 pmLoading…
Super PAC spending $1.7M in Montana Senate race

Super PAC spending $1.7M in Montana Senate race

WASHINGTON — High-dollar donors' favorite political machine on Tuesday began booking $20 million in television air time for an advertising bli…

July 01, 2014 9:15 amLoading…
Democrats file election complaint against Zinke

Democrats file election complaint against Zinke

HELENA — The Montana Democratic Party filed a complaint Monday with the Federal Election Commission seeking an investigation into connections …

June 30, 2014 4:35 pmLoading…
Lindeen exploring run for secretary of state in 2016

Lindeen exploring run for secretary of state in 2016

HELENA — State Auditor Monica Lindeen confirmed Wednesday that’s she exploring whether to run for Montana secretary of state in 2016 — but sai…

June 26, 2014 5:47 pmLoading…
Montana Republicans vote for closed primaries, for runoff elections

Montana Republicans vote for closed primaries, for runoff elections

Irked at what they believe is Democrats interfering in their primary elections, state Republican Party delegates on Saturday called for closin…

June 21, 2014 4:08 pmLoading…
Walsh, Daines spar over health care

Walsh, Daines spar over health care

BUTTE — In their first debate, U.S. Sen. John Walsh and his challenger, U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, disagreed on the Affordable Care Act, campaign…

June 14, 2014 3:50 pmLoading…
Campaign Watch: This week in the race to November

Campaign Watch: This week in the race to November

HELENA — Here is a look at the week's most interesting and important developments in Montana's election campaigns.

June 13, 2014 2:10 pmLoading…
Zinke says he opposes energy subsidies

Zinke says he opposes energy subsidies

HELENA — Republican House candidate Ryan Zinke took issue Thursday with elements of the energy plan proposed by his Democratic opponent, John Lewis.

June 13, 2014 9:56 amLoading…
Ravalli County voters oust incumbent commissioners, treasurer

Ravalli County voters oust incumbent commissioners, treasurer

HAMILTON – The Ravalli County commission will have two new members following Tuesday’s primary vote.

June 04, 2014 10:29 am Photos

Photos

Loading…
Officer who won discrimination claim is sheriff

Officer who won discrimination claim is sheriff

MISSOULA — Detective Sgt. T.J. McDermott is next in line to head the Missoula County Sheriff’s Department in 2015 – ending one of the most con…

June 04, 2014 8:30 amLoading…
Walsh, Daines campaigns already swinging

Walsh, Daines campaigns already swinging

HELENA — Democratic Sen. John Walsh and Republican Rep. Steve Daines were just selected as their party nominees for the U.S. Senate, but their…

June 04, 2014 12:23 am Photos

Photos

Related Loading…
Johnson stakes out lead in race for PSC District 5

Johnson stakes out lead in race for PSC District 5

HELENA — Former Montana Secretary of State Brad Johnson led late Tuesday night in the three-way Republican primary for northwestern Montana’s …

June 03, 2014 10:30 pm Related Loading…

Primary caps ugly legislative campaign season

HELENA — Montana voters cast ballots in dozens of contested primary legislative races Tuesday, capping a campaign season marked by a nasty rif…

June 03, 2014 9:39 pm Related Loading…
Zinke, Lewis win House primaries

Zinke, Lewis win House primaries

HELENA — Ryan Zinke, a former state senator from Whitefish, won a tightly contested Republican race for the U.S. House early Wednesday, while …

June 03, 2014 9:22 pm Photos

Photos

Related Loading…
Daines, Walsh advance in race for U.S. Senate

Daines, Walsh advance in race for U.S. Senate

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R- Mont., and Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., cruised to easy victories in their respective primary elections Tuesd…

June 03, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

Photos

Related Loading…

Montanans head to polls for primary elections

HELENA — Montana voters were deciding Tuesday whether to nominate U.S. Sen John Walsh for the seat Gov. Steve Bullock appointed him to, and wh…

June 03, 2014 5:22 pm Related Loading…

5 things to know about today's Republican U.S. House primary

HELENA — A crowded Republican field is vying to succeed U.S. Rep. Steve Daines as Montana's lone congressman, as Daines runs for Senate. Here …

June 03, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Follow The Billings Gazette

#mtpol