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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.

March 08, 2014 8:13 pmLoading…
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.

July 12, 2013 9:20 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…
Baucus leaves office with $5 million war chest to share

Baucus leaves office with $5 million war chest to share

No longer seeking re-election, U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., must now decide what to do with the nearly $5 million in campaign money he has left over.

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Messina talks about lessons learned from running Obama’s 2012 campaign

Messina talks about lessons learned from running Obama’s 2012 campaign

HELENA — After managing President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign last year, Jim Messina came away with an important lesson about how Americans make their political decisions today.

March 09, 2013 9:00 pmLoading…
Democrats gear up for 2014 with new director

Democrats gear up for 2014 with new director

HELENA — The Montana Democratic Party has turned to a 28-year-old organizer from Missoula to guide its efforts during the 2014 election cycle.

March 08, 2013 2:29 pm Photos

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Messina, Franken to speak at Montana Demo dinner

Messina, Franken to speak at Montana Demo dinner

HELENA — Jim Messina, manager of President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, and U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., will be the featured speakers at the Montana Democratic Party’s Mansfield-Metcalf Dinner on March 9 in Helena.

February 18, 2013 4:00 pm Photos

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Democratic Party asks judge to dismiss Daines suit

Democratic Party asks judge to dismiss Daines suit

BOZEMAN — The Montana Democratic Party has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by the former boss of U.S. Rep.-elect Steve Daines over anti-Daines campaign ads.

November 15, 2012 12:44 pm Photos

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Absentee ballots pouring in as Election Day nears

Absentee ballots pouring in as Election Day nears

Less than a week before Election Day and many Yellowstone County voters have already cast their ballots, according to statistics released Monday.

October 30, 2012 9:00 pm Related Loading…

Transfer of money among Montana PACs not `money laundering’

HELENA — A series of fund transfers among political action committees to help Montana Democrats in the 2010 elections is not money-laundering, the state’s top political cop ruled Friday.

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Lawsuit checks bring thousands to Lame Deer

Lawsuit checks bring thousands to Lame Deer

LAME DEER — The promise of cash drew the enrolled members of the Northern Cheyenne to this tiny reservation town like a flattening prairie wind that wouldn’t let up.

August 25, 2012 5:00 pm Photos

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