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GOP to decide on joining closed primaries case

HELENA — Montana Republican Party members plan to meet in early January to decide whether to join a lawsuit seeking to allow only registered Republicans to vote in GOP primaries.

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Your guide to Wyoming's 2014 elections

Your guide to Wyoming's 2014 elections

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A look at what to watch for in Tuesday's general election in Wyoming.

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Cheyenne working to speed election returns

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Elections officials in Cheyenne are hoping to speed elections returns after a clunky August primary.

October 26, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
GOP committee sues to close Montana primaries

GOP committee sues to close Montana primaries

HELENA — Ravalli County Republicans sued the state Monday in an attempt to require voters to register with the GOP in order to participate in the party’s primary elections.

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5 things to know about Wyoming's primary elections

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Five things to know about Wyoming’s midterm elections on Nov. 4:

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Ed Murray wins GOP secretary of state primary

Ed Murray wins GOP secretary of state primary

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cheyenne businessman Ed Murray has narrowly won the Republican primary for secretary of state.

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Jillian Balow wins GOP superintendent primary

Jillian Balow wins GOP superintendent primary

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Jillian Balow has won a three-way primary for the Republican nomination for Wyoming superintendent of public instruction.

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5 things to know about Wyoming's primary elections

5 things to know about Wyoming's primary elections

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming voters overwhelmingly chose incumbents in the top races in Tuesday's Republican primary election. Here are five things to know about the election:

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Retired Air Force officer takes on Enzi in primary

Retired Air Force officer takes on Enzi in primary

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Mike Enzi stands to become the second-longest-serving U.S. senator in Wyoming history if he’s re-elected, and that’s both an asset and liability as he seeks a fourth term.

August 17, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: How GOP incumbent reached out to Democrats and won

WASHINGTON — “There is something a bit strange, there is something a bit unusual about a Republican primary that’s decided by liberal Democrats.”

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George F. Will: Mississippi choose pork barrel over Tea Party

WASHINGTON — Chris McDaniel, 41, the flawed paladin of the Tea Party persuasion who in Mississippi's Republican Senate primary failed to wrest the nomination from the faltering hands of six-term incumbent Thad Cochran, 76, came into politics after a stint in talk radio. There practitioners d…

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Zinke record questioned at House GOP debate

Zinke record questioned at House GOP debate

HELENA — The five Republican U.S. House candidates agreed on some issues in their final debate in Kalispell on Wednesday night, but several called into question the conservative credentials of state Sen. Ryan Zinke, of Whitefish.

May 28, 2014 10:05 pm Photos

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: GOP agrees with Obama strategy, but blames him anyway

WASHINGTON — Certain political cliches cry out to join the list of the biggest lies in the world. Today's candidate: Partisan politics stops at the water's edge.

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George F. Will: For substantial GOP candidates, deregulate campaign finance

WASHINGTON — Because of the grotesquely swollen place the presidency now occupies in the nation's governance and consciousness, we are never not preoccupied with presidential campaigning. The Constitution's Framers would be appalled.

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Panel hears Montana GOP plan for 'top 2' primary elections

Panel hears Montana GOP plan for 'top 2' primary elections

HELENA — Republicans bruising from defeat in last year's U.S. Senate race proposed Tuesday to reduce the number of candidates on the general election ballot.

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Bill to combine school, state elections draws criticism

Bill to combine school, state elections draws criticism

HELENA — A move to combine primary elections with school elections drew support from some individuals Monday but met with strong opposition from school and election officials.

January 21, 2013 7:08 pm Photos

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George McGovern, who lost 1972 presidential bid, dies at 90

George McGovern, who lost 1972 presidential bid, dies at 90

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way — and that he had done so. It was a campaign in 1972 dishonored by Watergate, a scandal that fully unfurled too late to knock Republican President Richard M. Nixon from his place as a comm…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Obama's more conservative on tax, health policy than Clinton was

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney was against Bill Clinton before he was for him.

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Santorum takes Kansas, Romney counters in Wyoming

WASHINGTON — Rick Santorum won the Kansas caucuses in a rout Saturday, and Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney countered in Wyoming, a weekend prelude to suddenly pivotal Southern primary showdowns in the week ahead.

March 10, 2012 6:05 pmLoading…

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