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From the editor: Putting the rhetoric to the test

From the editor: Putting the rhetoric to the test

When journalism is at its best, it's putting ideas, rhetoric and politicians to the test.

September 07, 2014 8:00 amLoading…
Guest opinion: Montana voters beware GOP's public land resolution

Guest opinion: Montana voters beware GOP's public land resolution

The political climate in this country has become so polarized that average people are being forced to choose sides within their own political parties. We have politicians who are no longer looking for solutions but instead looking for a fight.

August 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Draft bill stirs federal land debate

Draft bill stirs federal land debate

A draft bill that calls for the creation of a federal lands management subcommittee became politicized following the Montana Republican Party’s passage of a resolution last week supporting the transfer of federal lands to the state.

June 28, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Montana Republicans vote for closed primaries, for runoff elections

Montana Republicans vote for closed primaries, for runoff elections

Irked at what they believe is Democrats interfering in their primary elections, state Republican Party delegates on Saturday called for closing their primaries and allowing only registered Republicans to vote in them.

June 21, 2014 4:08 pmLoading…

Zinke, Daines call for unity in GOP convention speeches

Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke made a strong pitch for party unity in a speech at the state Republican Party convention on Saturday.

June 21, 2014 4:05 pmLoading…
Zinke pitches unity among Montana Republicans

Zinke pitches unity among Montana Republicans

Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke made a strong pitch for party unity in a speech at the state Republican Party convention on Saturday.

June 21, 2014 4:05 pm
Republicans weigh broad changes to election rules

Republicans weigh broad changes to election rules

Montana Republicans were weighing broad changes to how candidates are picked during primary election as the political party's convention headed to a finale Saturday.

June 21, 2014 10:20 amLoading…
Feuding GOP lawmakers meet

Feuding GOP lawmakers meet

Four legislators representing the two feuding Republican factions in the Legislature met privately with a facilitator on Friday.

June 20, 2014 8:56 pmLoading…
GOP conservatives seek closed primary elections

GOP conservatives seek closed primary elections

A Republican committee gave initial approval Thursday to a proposal to close future primary elections to prevent voters outside the party from influencing the outcome.

June 20, 2014 6:39 amLoading…
In GOP legislative primaries, moderates and conservatives battle to a draw

In GOP legislative primaries, moderates and conservatives battle to a draw

HELENA — In legislative primary elections Tuesday, the battle between conservative and moderate wings of the Montana Republican Party pretty much ended in a draw — although, in most cases, incumbents survived.

June 04, 2014 5:00 pm Related Loading…
Bullock hosted DGA event last weekend

Bullock hosted DGA event last weekend

HELENA — The Montana Republican Party is accusing Gov. Steve Bullock of hypocrisy on the issue of campaign finances after he hosted an event at Big Sky Resort last weekend to raise money from corporate donors for the Democratic Governors Association.

March 26, 2014 8:20 pmLoading…
Local Republican Party turns away congressional candidate, cites racism

Local Republican Party turns away congressional candidate, cites racism

GOP congressional candidate Drew Turiano has been branded a racist by the Yellowstone County Republican Party and turned away from the group’s key political event.

March 12, 2014 5:07 pm
2 wings of GOP fight it out in legislative primaries

2 wings of GOP fight it out in legislative primaries

HELENA — Now that Montana’s slate of legislative candidates is complete, the “battle for the soul” of the Montana Republican Party is underway, as more than a dozen incumbent GOP legislators face primary challenges this spring.

March 12, 2014 4:05 pm Photos

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Gianforte unveils website for high-tech development plan

Gianforte unveils website for high-tech development plan

HELENA — Greg Gianforte, who co-founded the Bozeman software firm that he sold to Oracle Corp. for $1.8 billion, has unveiled a website to promote his plans for high-tech development for Montana — and says he’s in it for the long haul.

February 24, 2014 4:57 pmLoading…
In 2014 legislative races, the battle is on … within the Republican Party

In 2014 legislative races, the battle is on … within the Republican Party

HELENA — In the campaign for Eastern Montana’s Senate District 20 this year, Republican Duane Ankney of Colstrip knows he’ll be facing an opponent — from within his own party.

January 13, 2014 12:15 am Related Loading…

Louise Rankin Galt broke many barriers

HELENA — Louise Replogle Rankin Galt, who died last month at age 90, led a remarkable life as a Montana attorney, rancher, landowner and Republican Party stalwart.

November 30, 2013 8:42 pm

Montana GOP chairman Will Deschamps re-elected to third term

BOZEMAN – Montana Republican Party Chairman Will Deschamps of Missoula won a third consecutive term Saturday, defeating two challengers who said they could do a better job of helping GOP candidates win elections.

June 08, 2013 8:28 pmLoading…
Deschamps re-elected as chair of Montana GOP; vice chair Clark ousted

Deschamps re-elected as chair of Montana GOP; vice chair Clark ousted

BOZEMAN – Montana Republicans, groping for a unified front after intra-party fighting during the 2013 Legislature, re-elected Will Deschamps Saturday as their party chairman for the next two years.

June 08, 2013 3:59 pm Photos

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Ex-lawmaker suggests GOP candidates be rated for party loyalty

Ex-lawmaker suggests GOP candidates be rated for party loyalty

HELENA — As a divided Montana Republican Party gathers Friday in Bozeman for its annual state convention, a GOP ex-legislator is suggesting the party should rate its candidates and officeholders on how they uphold party principles — and perhaps withhold support from those who don’t.

June 06, 2013 4:37 pmLoading…
Montana GOP has 3-way fight for party chair

Montana GOP has 3-way fight for party chair

HELENA — Montana Republican Party Chairman Will Deschamps thinks the GOP did pretty well in the 2012 elections, holding Montana’s sole congressional seat, winning attorney general for the first time in 20 years, maintaining control of the Legislature and sweeping three Public Service Commiss…

June 05, 2013 4:00 pm Photos

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