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WASHINGTON — Since Barry Goldwater, accepting the Republicans' 1964 presidential nomination, said "extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice," Democrats have been decrying Republican "extremism." Actually, although there is abundant foolishness and unseemliness in American politics, rea…
“One person, one vote.” That’s a principle most Americans can get behind. We may disagree on who should be elected, but that’s how the process is supposed to work: we each get one vote.
HELENA — The Montana Democratic Party filed a complaint Monday with the Federal Election Commission seeking an investigation into connections between Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke and the super PAC he founded.
The Gazette asked Montana candidates for U.S. House: Will the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on campaign finance law in McCutcheon and Citizens United have a mostly positive or mostly negative effect on your congressional race?
HELENA — The Big Sky Freedom Fund, a new super political action committee based in Billings, has spent more than $83,000 this week in independent expenditures in support of Corey Stapleton in the five-way Republican U.S. House primary.
HELENA — Montana’s top Democratic officeholders criticized a U.S. Supreme Court decision Wednesday that eliminated overall campaign finance limits in federal elections.
HELENA — Two groups filed a complaint Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission contending that Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke illegally coordinated with a public action committee he formed in 2012.
HELENA — Two Washington, D.C.-based advocacy groups filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday accusing a U.S. House candidate in Montana of illegally coordinating with the political action committee he created.
HELENA — Democrat John Lewis of Helena raised a total of nearly $400,000 through Dec. 31 for his race for the U.S. House.
HELENA — Former state Sen. Corey Stapleton, R-Billings, raised nearly $68,000 during the past quarter for his campaign for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat.
HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said his proposal to require electronic filing of Senate campaign finance reports is moving forward.
HELENA — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Corey Stapleton collected about $91,900 in campaign funds over the past three months, while GOP rival Champ Edmunds raised about $6,300.
CHEYENNE — A federal appeals court has ruled against a Wyoming group's challenge to Federal Election Commission rules.
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HELENA — The Montana Senate has endorsed a bill that would limit corporate campaign finance spending after changing the measure to allow news media outlets to continue publishing editorials during election season.
At the top of our state capital building in Helena sits a beautiful copper dome. Nearly a century ago, that copper dome wasn’t just for decoration. It was a symbol of the copper barons and their ultimate power to decide who represented the people of Montana.
U.S. Senate Libertarian candidate Dan Cox will tell you that it was never his intention to be a spoiler in one of the most closely watched races in the nation.He equally disliked both of his opponents’ records.But the nearly 30,000 votes Cox garnered in Tuesday’s general election were 10,000…
CHEYENNE — Wyoming Liberty Group attorneys filed a motion for an emergency injunction with the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday on behalf of Free Speech, a grass-roots nonprofit advocacy group.
HELENA — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Montana's campaign donation limits, telling the federal judge who overturned it to outline his full reasoning so the panel can review the case.
CASPER — A federal judge has denied a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit filed by a Wyoming grassroots group challenging Federal Election Commission rules.