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E.J. Dionne: Ebola, pandering and courage in Massachusetts

BOSTON — Seth Moulton, an Iraq veteran and Democratic congressional candidate on Massachusetts' North Shore, has done something with little precedent in political campaigning: He was caught underplaying his war record.

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George F. Will: McConnell would lead Senate like Mansfield

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Barack Obama lost Kentucky in 2012 by 23 points, yet the state remains closely divided about re-electing the man whose parliamentary skills uniquely qualify him to restrain Obama's executive overreach. So, Kentucky's Senate contest is a constitutional moment that will deter…

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More than 12,700 absentee ballots returned in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Secretary of State's Office says it has received more than 12,700 completed absentee ballots for the general election.

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2 tribes miss deadline to open election offices

GREAT FALLS — Tribal officials on the Fort Belknap and Northern Cheyenne reservations have missed a deadline to open satellite election offices there, after Native Americans from those reservations won a legal settlement to open the offices and improve access to early voting.

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Gazette opinion: Celebrate Montana women's suffrage centennial: Vote

Gazette opinion: Celebrate Montana women's suffrage centennial: Vote

Encouraging all eligible voters to cast ballots is a staple of The Billings Gazette’s election season opinions. This November, that call has extra significance because Montana is celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage.

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Wyoming voters prefer to elect schools chief

Wyoming voters prefer to elect schools chief

CAPSER, Wyo. — Wyoming voters prefer to elect their top education official, according to polling commissioned by the Casper Star-Tribune.

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Supreme Court denies Montana JP candidate's appeal on party endorsements

Supreme Court denies Montana JP candidate's appeal on party endorsements

HELENA — Mark French really wants to tell Montana voters which Republican Party officials have endorsed him in next month’s election, but he won’t be getting any help from the U.S Supreme Court.

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Gubernatorial candidates face off in Riverton

Gubernatorial candidates face off in Riverton

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Republican Gov. Matt Mead says addressing all of Wyoming’s priorities, including education and health care, requires a robust economy.

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New online voter pre-registration tool announced

New online voter pre-registration tool announced

HELENA — Secretary of State Linda McCulloch on Tuesday announced a new way for people to begin the voter-registration process.

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Wyoming voters face registration deadline

Wyoming voters face registration deadline

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming residents must register to vote by Oct. 20 or they will have to wait until election day to do so.

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U.S. House candidates debate endangered species, wolves

U.S. House candidates debate endangered species, wolves

RIVERTON — While U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis said in a Monday evening debate that the Endangered Species Act needs to be reformed, her Constitution Party challenger, Daniel Clyde Cummings, believes the act should be repealed.

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Schools superintendent candidates debate in Wyoming

Schools superintendent candidates debate in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — Candidates hoping to be Wyoming's next superintendent of public instruction squared off over the federal government's role in crafting education policy during a debate at Casper College on Thursday night.

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Montana sheriff candidate violated campaign laws

MISSOULA — The state commissioner of political practices found a Missoula County sheriff's detective and a law firm that supported his candidacy for sheriff violated campaign finance laws.

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George F. Will: Likeable Christie prepares for possible presidential run

NEWARK, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie could be forgiven if he had chips on both shoulders as big as those shoulders. This year, the first of his second term, has been overshadowed by often partisan investigations, more protracted than productive, of the involvement of several of his former aide…

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Candidates for governor, schools chief to debate

CASPER, Wyo. — Candidates for Wyoming governor and superintendent of public instruction will debate in Casper this week.

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Former prosecutor, former transport officer running for justice of the peace

Former prosecutor, former transport officer 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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Gazette opinion: Stand up for voting rights; vote no on LR-126

Gazette opinion: Stand up for voting rights; vote no on LR-126

Legislative Referendum 126 would repeal Montanans’ right to register and vote on Election Day.

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Daines cites efforts to create jobs for Montana; most have not become law

Daines cites efforts to create jobs for Montana; most have not become law

HELENA — As Republican Steve Daines campaigns for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat, he’s hammered home his message of “more jobs, less government,” saying he knows what the private sector needs to create jobs in Montana.

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Democrat Gosar wants debates even without Mead

Democrat Gosar wants debates even without Mead

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar says he plans to hold more debates before the November general election even if incumbent Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead won't participate.

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Guest opinion: Bipartisan coalition created Montana's Election Day registration

When the 2005 Legislature passed the law that created Election Day voter registration in Montana, I was proud of our state, our legislature and our bipartisan coalition as we placed a commitment to democratic ideals ahead of partisanship.

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