The five-candidate race to be the GOP nominee for U.S. House turned out to be the closest congressional contest in Montana’s Primary Election.
HELENA — Ryan Zinke, a former state senator from Whitefish, won a tightly contested Republican race for the U.S. House early Wednesday, while John Lewis rolled to a decisive victory over John Driscoll in the Democratic race.
HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R- Mont., and Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., cruised to easy victories in their respective primary elections Tuesday, setting up a fall showdown between the two incumbents for a U.S. Senate seat held by Democrats for a century.
HELENA — Montana voters will decide Tuesday the Democratic nominee in the campaign for U.S. House. Democrats see the open seat as their best chance in years of retaking Montana's only seat in Congress. Here are five things to know about the primary:
HELENA — U.S. Sen. John Walsh faces his first test in keeping the seat he was appointed to four months ago in Tuesday's primary, with the Republican challenger — widely expected to be U.S. Rep. Steve Daines — waiting in the wings for November's election.
The Gazette asked: What is the most urgent, important issue affecting Montana that Congress must act on in 2015?
HELENA — Some candidates for the open U.S. House seat are racking up endorsements from various national and state groups as well as political leaders, while others haven’t garnered any endorsements.
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?
As part of The Gazette's effort to inform voters in advance of the June 3 primary, The Gazette invited all Montana candidates for Congress to answer a series of four questions. Answers to the second questions are printed today, the next Q&A will run on May 14. The Gazette asked: Should f…
The Gazette asked: To reduce the national debt over the long term, should Congress reduce spending, increase tax revenues or both?
I stand by my April 14 approval of Republican Congressman Paul Ryan's 102-page budget for fiscal year 2015, but "without the rhetoric." Ryan's rhetoric extends through his House Budget Committee's Budget Plan, a 99-page "Path to Prosperity," and his committee's 222-page Budget Report.
HELENA — Here are comments from other candidates for the U.S. House on a proposal by Republican Matt Rosendale to transfer certain federal lands to the state:
HELENA — Democratic U.S. House candidate John Lewis said he is someone focused on finding solutions and is willing to work with people from both sides to get the job done.
HELENA — Democratic U.S. House candidate John Driscoll said he has an ambitious agenda if he is elected as Montana’s next congressman.
HELENA — Two Helena men — one a former legislator and public service commissioner who has been a frequent candidate and the other running for the first time but not new to politics — will face off for the Democratic Party nomination for the U.S. House in the June 3 primary election.
HELENA — Democrats now will have a contested primary for the U.S. House as former Public Service Commissioner John Driscoll of Helena has filed as a candidate.
Last month, on the interstate highway between Gold Creek and Drummond, transporting a fellow Montanan to Seattle to attend to her daughter's dying, I changed a flat right front tire on my car. The new Michelin had a quarter-inch slit in its sidewall. I kidded with a passing trucker, friendly…