HELENA — Three more Republicans have jumped into the party’s already packed 2012 primary for governor, including state Senate Majority Leader Jeff Essmann of Billings, to bring the total field to eight candidates.
HELENA — State Senate Majority Leader Jeff Essmann, R-Billings, is expected to announce Tuesday he will be a candidate for governor in 2012.
HELENA — Former former Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Hill and Democratic Attorney General Steve Bullock have stockpiled the most money of any 2012 gubernatorial candidates, although Bullock hasn't said whether he'll run for that office or for re-election.
HELENA -- Some new potential candidates are surfacing for the 2012 governor's race, including Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger, a former Republican lawmaker who's considering running as a Democrat or even as an independent, and state Senate Majority Leader Jeff Essmann, R-Billings.