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Guest opinion: Montana Republicans cross over to be Democratic candidates

In an affirmation of ideological purity the Ravalli County Republican Central Committee, is suing the county election administrator and the Montana secretary of state to block anyone but Republicans from voting in a Republican primary election. Their concern is that in some Republican primar…

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Kimmel column: Year-round training is a lot to ask of high school athletes

Kimmel column: Year-round training is a lot to ask of high school athletes

Jake Bakken started football practice in the middle of last August.

June 04, 2014 7:15 pmLoading…

Shutdown a result of lawmaking by extortion

The government shutdown and impending debt limit crisis are due to a new type of political maneuver that we can get used to seeing. It is, to be blunt, lawmaking by extortion, and, yes, there are hostages; in this case, the citizens of the United States.

October 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Montana Democrats elect party chairwoman

HELENA — Delegates to the Montana Democratic Party convention elected Nancy Anderson of Great Falls as the new party chair.

July 17, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

State Dems meet in Lewistown, hope to build on 2012

HELENA — Montana Democrats, united and hoping to build on their 2012 victories, will meet in Lewistown this week to elect new officers and gear up for the 2014 elections.

July 11, 2013 4:47 pmLoading…

Montana delegates attending Democratic National Convention this week

HELENA — Nearly three dozen Montana delegates and Democratic state officials are attending this week’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., including state Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau, who’s addressing the convention on Wednesday. Juneau, running for re-e…

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Horse Sense: Voters choose GOP ballots in big way in primary

Horse Sense: Voters choose GOP ballots in big way in primary

HELENA — It was the elephant in the room at the state Democratic Party's weekend convention.

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Montana Democrats re-elect top 2 party officers

GREAT FALLS — The state Democratic Party re-elected its top two officers Saturday without controversy, handing two-year terms to Chairman Jim Elliott and Vice Chair Nancy Anderson.

September 17, 2011 7:59 pmLoading…
Perspective: As campaign begins, what do Democrats have to offer?

Perspective: As campaign begins, what do Democrats have to offer?

GREAT FALLS — As Montana Democrats gathered here Saturday for their 2011 state convention, there was no shortage of Republican-bashing and branding of the GOP as overrun with extremist elements bent on passing "crazy" ideas.

September 17, 2011 6:01 pm Photos

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Republicans stun even themselves picking up 18 seats in state House

Republicans stun even themselves picking up 18 seats in state House

HELENA — Montana Republicans won control of the 2011 Legislature in stunning fashion in Tuesday's election, surprising even themselves by picking up 18 seats to craft a 68-32 majority in the Montana House.

November 03, 2010 10:40 pm Photos

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Dems win Sweetwater House races

Dems win Sweetwater House races

GREEN RIVER — Western Wyoming voters sent a veteran Democrat and a new Democrat to Cheyenne in Tuesday’s general election.

November 02, 2010 11:01 pm Related Loading…

Montana Dems to hold convention, draft platform

HELENA — Montana Democrats will meet in Billings today and Saturday to hammer out a platform, pound U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, the lone Republican holding statewide office, and listen to their elected officials.

June 11, 2010 9:42 pmLoading…

Democratic chairman optimistic

HELENA — State Democratic Chairman Jim Elliott said Saturday that he believes Montana Democrats will fare well in this year’s elections, based on the enthusiasm he is seeing across the state.

March 13, 2010 11:30 pmLoading…

Schweitzer: Health care fix will be "uniquely American"

BOZEMAN - Gov. Brian Schweitzer again invoked the founder of Canada's single-payer health care system in a speech here Saturday, but this time he borrowed a phrase from another leader in health care reform, Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, who has rejected single payer.

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Democrats converge on Bozeman for convention

HELENA - Montana Democrats are meeting in Bozeman to pick new leaders and hear from their top elected officials.

August 28, 2009 7:35 am Related Loading…

Only 1 announced candidate left for Dem chairman

HELENA - A former legislator who wants to extend Montana Democratic Party successes into rural areas is the only announced candidate for chairman as the party prepares to pick new leaders this weekend in Bozeman.

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Horse Sense: Contest for Democratic chair in Montana comes down to 2

HELENA - Barring a last-minute entry, the race for the chairmanship of the Montana Democratic Party will be a two-person contest.

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