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Campaign laws give no protection from attack ads

Campaign laws give no protection from attack ads

Tonya Shellnutt was livid. Her son had presented her with a campaign attack ad stating Shellnutt, a first-time candidate for state Legislature, opposed “holding rapists and abusers accountable for their crimes.”

October 31, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Navy hasn’t released Zinke’s records yet

Navy hasn’t released Zinke’s records yet

HELENA — The U.S. Navy has not yet responded to a formal request sent Sept. 1 by House Republican candidate Ryan Zinke for copies of his military personnel records covering his 23-year-career as a Navy SEAL, his campaign said Wednesday.

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GOP state Senate candidates say Democratic Party mailers are inaccurate smear attempts

GOP state Senate candidates say Democratic Party mailers are inaccurate smear attempts

HELENA — The Montana Democratic Party has sent campaign mailers attacking Republican candidates in two key state Senate races — and the GOP targets say the mailers are grossly misleading or false.

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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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Live coverage: Senate nominating convention

Live coverage: Senate nominating convention

Follow along live as Montana Democrats meet to decide who should replace John Walsh on the ballot as the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in the November election.

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Montana Democrats select Amanda Curtis to replace Walsh for Senate

Montana Democrats select Amanda Curtis to replace Walsh for Senate

HELENA — Montana Democrats selected a little-known state legislator named Amanda Curtis as their candidate for the U.S. Senate race after Sen. John Walsh dropped out amid plagiarism allegations from his time at the U.S. Army War College.

August 16, 2014 8:50 am Photos

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Democratic Party powers disparage Adams in run-up to nominating convention

Democratic Party powers disparage Adams in run-up to nominating convention

HELENA — In the run-up to Saturday’s Democratic Party convention that will choose a U.S. Senate candidate to replace Sen. John Walsh, supporters of Rep. Amanda Curtis have been bashing her main opponent, Wilsall rancher Dirk Adams.

August 15, 2014 4:38 pm Photos

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Zinke releases some Navy records on SEAL career; Dems seek more

Zinke releases some Navy records on SEAL career; Dems seek more

HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke recently released some of his military records that show he was a highly decorated Navy SEAL during his 23-year career, but the Montana Democratic Party has called on him to release all of his records.

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Dems set Senate nominating meeting for Aug. 16 in Helena

Dems set Senate nominating meeting for Aug. 16 in Helena

HELENA — The Montana Democratic Party has scheduled a nominating convention to choose a new U.S. Senate candidate for Aug. 16 in Helena.

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More climate change debate at convention

BUTTE — The subjects of climate change and environmental policy evoked another lively discussion at the state Democratic Party’s platform convention here Saturday, as delegates debated how and where they should be emphasized in the platform.

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Even with incumbent, Democratic senate race is anything but locked down

Even with incumbent, Democratic senate race is anything but locked down

HELENA — In Montana’s marquee election this year, the U.S. Senate race, an incumbent is fighting to hold his seat — but with his incumbency less than three months old, it’s almost like a battle for an open seat.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race

Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race

HELENA  — Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the six Democratic seats they need to recapture control of the Senate. But his early resignation after being named U.S. ambassador to China may have bolstered…

April 18, 2014 3:06 pm
Montana Democratic Party endorses Walsh in primary

Montana Democratic Party endorses Walsh in primary

HELENA — The Montana Democratic Party is endorsing Sen. John Walsh in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat over two other candidates who maintain the party should have remained neutral.

March 25, 2014 10:29 am
Daines describes his voting record as pragmatic; others label it very conservative

Daines describes his voting record as pragmatic; others label it very conservative

HELENA — Montana’s U.S. Rep. Steve Daines — a Republican running this year for the U.S. Senate — has fashioned a very conservative voting record in his first 15 months on the job, independent analyses show.

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Gazette opinion: Contested races challenge voters to be well informed

It’s good to have choices.

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Planned Parenthood head: Montana race critical for Democratic Senate control

HELENA — Montana will play a critical role in the November election in helping Democrats retain control of the U.S. Senate, Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said Saturday night.

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Baucus undecided on where to put $3.3 million in leftover funds

Baucus undecided on where to put $3.3 million in leftover funds

HELENA — Sen. Max Baucus’ campaign account reported having $3.3 million left in the bank on Sept. 30, even after refunding more than $1.2 million in donations since he decided in April not to seek re-election.

January 07, 2014 6:59 pm
Tester: Senate seat still winnable for Democrats

Tester: Senate seat still winnable for Democrats

HELENA — The Democratic Party can still win the Senate seat being vacated by Max Baucus, but it's going to take a lot more work now that former Gov. Brian Schweitzer isn't running, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said Friday.

July 19, 2013 2:35 pm

Montana Democrats elect party chairwoman

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

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Tester at state convention rallying Democratic troops

LEWISTOWN — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester gave a pep talk Friday night to state Democratic Party convention delegates about the importance of mounting a unified, issue-based effort to try to wrest control of the state Legislature from Republicans.

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