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Senate race drawing interest; Schweitzer rules himself out

Senate race drawing interest; Schweitzer rules himself out

HELENA — A number of Democrats expressed interest in seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate to replace Sen. John Walsh, who ended his campaign Thursday.

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Guest opinion: Terrorists win as U.S. gives up freedom for security

The 9/11 attackers have won. Their goal was to provoke fear that in turn would lead Americans to destroy their own democracy.

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Guest opinion: Bullock made tough, right decision to veto HB12

In four terms in the Montana Legislature few decisions have been as difficult as whether to uphold the governor’s veto on House Bill 12. It increases funding to businesses providing services to Medicaid patients and it passed with bipartisan support. Funding for increases to these providers …

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One pension fix passes House, another is close

One pension fix passes House, another is close

HELENA -- The House on Monday gave final approval to one bill to fix one of Montana’s financially troubled pension funds and preliminarily endorsed another bill to address the other major plan.

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Guest opinion: Just say no to public funding for private schools

This session in Helena we’ve heard a lot of bills that bear a striking similarity to model bills from the legislative agenda of the corporate bill-mill ALEC. Whether a bill is an ALEC model bill, whether its subject is just high on the ALEC agenda, or whether it was written by a former ALEC …

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Montana bill would fund access through habitat program

Montana bill would fund access through habitat program

A bill that would take money from the Habitat Montana fund and use it to purchase more Block Management Program lands for hunters for two years passed 66-34 in its second reading on the House floor Monday afternoon.

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Bills advance to provide public funding for private, charter schools

Bills advance to provide public funding for private, charter schools

HELENA — Three “school choice” bills that use state funds or tax credits to help finance private or charter schools passed out of legislative committees Wednesday on mostly party line votes, with Democrats solidly opposed.

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Guest opinion: Montana can fix its public pension programs

Our public retirement systems are in trouble, but not the kind of trouble I read in the headlines recently. We can fix them and we should do it now. But we need to remember how they got into trouble in the first place.

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Democrat Wilmer replaces state House candidate

BOZEMAN — State Rep. Franke Wilmer of Bozeman has a chance to return to the state Legislature after losing June's Democratic congressional primary.

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Gazette opinion: Primary shows popularity of early voting

The absentee ballot was the most popular choice for the primary election in Yellowstone County.

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Name recognition key in U.S. House primary

HELENA — The hottest statewide race in Tuesday’s primary election is probably the one where voters are least familiar with the candidates: The seven-way Democratic primary in the race for Montana’s open U.S. House seat.

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Candidates in U.S. House Democratic primary have endorsements – but do they matter?

HELENA — From union locals to fellow state lawmakers, Democratic U.S. House candidates Kim Gillan and Franke Wilmer have racked up plenty of endorsements, which they often tout on their campaign literature.

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Key issues face congressional candidates

HELENA — The crowded Democratic congressional primary is intensifying as the front-runners jockey for the attention of their party's primary voters, each making the "electability" case and promising to take the seat back from Republican hands.

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7 Dems running for U.S. House say they can beat GOP's Daines

7 Dems running for U.S. House say they can beat GOP's Daines

HELENA -- With seven Democrats in Montana’s wide-open U.S. House contest, one question looms large for voters in next week’s Democratic primary election: Which of the seven is the best choice to beat Republican Steve Daines?

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Daines, Gillan, Wilmer fundraising leaders in crowded U.S. House race

Daines, Gillan, Wilmer fundraising leaders in crowded U.S. House race

HELENA – State Sen. Kim Gillan and state Rep. Franke Wilmer continue to lead the crowded Democratic U.S. House field in fundraising, but Republican Steve Daines is still easily the top financial dog in the race, according to reports filed Thursday.

May 24, 2012 6:45 pm Photos

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3 House candidates stake out approaches in final pre-primary forum

3 House candidates stake out approaches in final pre-primary forum

HELENA — Just three of the seven Democrats running for Montana’s open U.S. House seat showed up Saturday evening for the primary’s final public debate — and each offered their own strategy for how they can win in November.

May 19, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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Franke Wilmer Q&A

Franke Wilmer Q&A

Party: Democratic

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U.S. House Democratic candidates chime in on health care, taxes, energy, economy

Editor's note: This feature on Montana's U.S. House race is the first of a two-day series looking at how candidates in the contested Democratic and Republican primaries stand on key issues. Today's package focuses on the seven Democratic candidates; tomorrow we look at the three Republicans.

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Democrat Jason Ward files finance report

HELENA -- Democratic U.S. House candidate Jason Ward of Hardin reported late Monday that he has raised about $9,200 for his campaign, including a $5,800 loan from himself.

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U.S. House primary is wide open for Democratic candidates

HELENA — Talk to any of the seven Democratic candidates running for Montana's open U.S. House seat, and they'll often say the same thing about their chances: It's a wide-open race, and anyone could win it.

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