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3rd-party money coming into Supreme Court race

3rd-party money coming into Supreme Court race

HELENA — A national Republican group began running a TV ad in Montana Tuesday as part of an independent expenditure campaign in support of Law…

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Judge, retired IRS agent running for Justice of the Peace

Judge, retired IRS agent running for Justice of the Peace

Editor’s note: This is part of the Gazette’s coverage on contested Yellowstone County races in the Nov. 4 election.

October 04, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Driscoll, Long both tout experience in treasurer candidate race

Driscoll, Long both tout experience in treasurer candidate race

The race for Yellowstone County treasurer, assessor and superintendent of schools is a match between two political newcomers, both of whom tou…

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Lewis says Zinke wants to cut Medicare; Zinke disagrees

Lewis says Zinke wants to cut Medicare; Zinke disagrees

HELENA — Returning fire with fire, Democratic House candidate John Lewis is airing a new TV ad that accuses Republican Ryan Zinke of backing a…

September 19, 2014 9:21 am Video

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GOP committee sues to close Montana primaries

GOP committee sues to close Montana primaries

HELENA — Ravalli County Republicans sued the state Monday in an attempt to require voters to register with the GOP in order to participate in …

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Miles Community College gets $1 million donation

Miles Community College has received an anonymous $1 million donation — the largest donation in the Miles City school’s history — to help buil…

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Senate candidate Curtis outlines plans to improve education for students

Senate candidate Curtis outlines plans to improve education for students

MISSOULA — On Day 11 of her campaign for the U.S. Senate, Amanda Curtis released a six-point plan to improve education for students.

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Walsh giving $180,000 in campaign funds to Democratic party; can't give it to Curtis

Walsh giving $180,000 in campaign funds to Democratic party; can't give it to Curtis

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh, who withdrew Aug. 7 as a candidate for his U.S. Senate seat, is distributing nearly $180,000 of his leftover campaig…

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Political practices commissioner removes 5 from Montana ballot

Political practices commissioner removes 5 from Montana ballot

HELENA — The state will remove three legislative candidates and two candidates for county commissions from the Nov. 4 ballot after they failed…

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Montana candidates for U.S. House offer ideas for veterans

Montana candidates for U.S. House offer ideas for veterans

HELENA — Montana’s two major U.S. House candidates, Republican Ryan Zinke and Democrat John Lewis, have offered ideas on how to make good on t…

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Walsh drops out of U.S. Senate race

Walsh drops out of U.S. Senate race

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh said Thursday he is pulling out of the Senate race because his campaign was distracted by the controversy over allega…

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Sen. Walsh cancels events; in Helena meeting with advisers

Sen. Walsh cancels events; in Helena meeting with advisers

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh, who has canceled several campaign appearances this week, remained in Helena on Wednesday as he pondered whether to s…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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