Two weeks before Election Day, at least $730,000 had been spent to influence the Montana Supreme Court race between incumbent Justice Mike Wheat and Lawrence VanDyke. That sum doesn’t count what the candidates themselves spent; it’s money from four outside groups.
HELENA — Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer set off a media and social media firestorm Wednesday night, as a magazine reported his comments about his “gaydar” going off over recently ousted U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and equating U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein with a prostitute.
HELENA — Some candidates for the open U.S. House seat are racking up endorsements from various national and state groups as well as political leaders, while others haven’t garnered any endorsements.
HELENA — It’s known as the Republican Party’s Eleventh Commandment: “Thou shalt not speak ill of fellow Republicans.”
Billings state legislator Elsie Arntzen won’t be filing for the U.S. House race — at least not this week.
HELENA — Once again, the rumors are percolating that former Gov. Brian Schweitzer is eyeing a race for president in 2016.
HELENA — Former Gov. Brian Schweitzer is laying the groundwork to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Max Baucus in Montana, and looks very much like a candidate, sources have told the Lee Newspapers State Bureau.
HELENA — If you’re a Montana voter, on Tuesday you’ll have just finished a perverse sort of media marathon, navigating more than 100,000 TV ad spots and thousands of mailers, newspaper ads, phone calls, polls and canvassers, costing close to $50 million. And that’s for only one race: The U.S…
HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer has so far been a bystander in the state's big U.S. Senate race showdown — and he says he thinks he's more effective helping down-ticket Democrats.
HELENA — Dale Specht of Great Falls is a retired school janitor who goes to the same barber as U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, but also appreciates the assistance U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg once offered him on a veteran's issue.
HELENA — Outside groups haven’t spent much money so far in the Montana governor’s race compared to the U.S. Senate campaign, but both the Democratic and Republican governors associations expect to ramp up their efforts considerably in the coming weeks.
HELENA — In Montana's high-profile U.S. Senate race, incumbent Democrat Jon Tester and his main Republican challenger, Rep. Denny Rehberg, have spent little on TV ads — but a drove of interest groups is busy doing it for them.
HELENA -- Another week, another Republican candidate for governor.
In a tug of war of truth in which anyone can pull the rope, a Montana candidate for governor is struggling to keep control of his biography on Wikipedia, the collaborative online encyclopedia.
HELENA — When Rep. Denny Rehberg wanted to know what Montanans thought about his draft legislation on wolves earlier this year, he used his Facebook page and electronic newsletter to link to the bill and seek comments.
MEIZHU LI AND DAVID PARKER
Meizhu Li and David Parker, both of Lewiston, Idaho, plan a July 2012 wedding. Their parents are Feng Ying Ma and Fan Fu Li, of Billings; Corrine and Don Baune, of Lewiston; and Ken Parker, of Clarkston, Wash.