HELENA — As a “government town,” Helena and its county, Lewis and Clark, often are seen as reliably Democratic — but that’s not always the case.
WASHINGTON — Herbal tea, Clorox wipes and Skippy peanut butter have a little blue in them, while Folgers coffee and Campbell’s soup are as red as their labels.
And they’re off.
Ten workdays remain for the Montana Legislature to complete the state’s two-year budget as well as major education, health care, public pension, infrastructure and tax reform bills.
The math is the easy part of placing 989,400 Montanans in 100 state representative districts. The ideal size districts would have exactly 9,894 residents, according to the 2000 census.
Onward to November, at least for some.
Legislative districts get redrawn every decade in Montana. On Tuesday night, the proposed map boundaries quickly became battle lines between Republicans and Democrats, despite their similar objectives.
Democrats came out in full force Saturday for the party's annual fundraiser, the Harry S. Truman dinner, held at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center.
Yellowstone County Democrats expect a large turnout for Saturday's Truman Dinner, which will feature U.S. Sen. Jon Tester as keynote speaker.
And they're off.
HELENA — Democrats and Republicans eager to win legislative and statewide seats began filing for office Thursday.
HELENA -- Steve Bullock's campaign says the attorney general raised about $157,000 over the last three months in his run for governor.
Montana Democrats broke campaign disclosure laws in 2008 by using anonymous phone calls against a Billings Republican legislative candidate, the state’s political practices commissioner has ruled.
WASHINGTON - A Republican-leaning fundraising group with ties to GOP strategist Karl Rove has launched a new phase of its $20 million ad campaign attacking Democrats.
HELENA — Legislation to train veterans and unemployed Montanans to be truck drivers has halted in committee after initially gaining bipartisan support.
HELENA — Sen. Jon Tester has named a Billings native to oversee his 2012 campaign.
CHEYENNE — Wyoming Republicans trounced their opponents at every level in Tuesday's general election, leaving Democrats no statewide offices while fielding only a skeleton crew at the state Legislature.
In the state's most expensive legislative race, Democrat Kendall Van Dyk was edging incumbent Republican Roy Brown by just 16 votes in final, unofficial results.