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Half of Yellowstone County's absentee ballots should be in this week

Half of Yellowstone County's absentee ballots should be in this week

Officially, the record shows that 20,000 Yellowstone County residents had already voted by Tuesday. But County Elections Administrator Bret Rutherford knows the number was a few thousand ballots off.

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Tuned out: Billings candidate demands equal time from Miles City radio station

Tuned out: Billings candidate demands equal time from Miles City radio station

A Republican lawmaker from Billings Heights is demanding equal time on a Miles City radio station where his opponent does the weather.

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Democrats say they have good chance for gains in Legislature, but GOP thinks otherwise

Democrats say they have good chance for gains in Legislature, but GOP thinks otherwise

HELENA — In western Montana’s sprawling House District 92, Democratic candidate Dave Strohmaier says he’s knocked on doors from East Missoula to Condon, halfway up the Seeley-Swan Valley.

October 19, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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Sign of the times: Election season brings theft of campaign materials

Sign of the times: Election season brings theft of campaign materials

Because she lives across the street from Pioneer Park, Mary Ann Weber sees her share of late-night drunks and rabble-rousers, but the ones she shooed from her lawn the other weekend were unusual. They were well-dressed, plain spoken and seemed to be on a mission.

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At MSUB event, Curtis pushes for U.S. Senate debates

At MSUB event, Curtis pushes for U.S. Senate debates

Democrat Amanda Curtis said she’s hopeful U.S. Senate opponent Republican Steve Daines can agree to at least a few debates.

September 03, 2014 11:26 am Photos

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Transferring federal lands to Montana: Political theater or a viable option?

Transferring federal lands to Montana: Political theater or a viable option?

HELENA — Whether debated over a steaming cup of coffee in a café or deliberated in the chambers of the Montana Capitol, the transfer of federal lands to state or private ownership has become a divisive political issue from Eureka to Ekalaka.

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Conservative wing of GOP can count losses, gains

CASPER, Wyo. — Former U.S. Sen. Al Simspon, having thrived in the opulence of the U.S. Capitol and the ivory towers of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, was elected Tuesday to a new position – one that sometimes meets in the basement of Big Horn Federal Savings Bank.

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Park County Republicans announce straw poll winners, withhold results

Park County Republicans announce straw poll winners, withhold results

The Park County Republican Party will not release the results of a straw poll conducted at its July 7 debate for Wyoming secretary of state and superintendent of public instruction candidates.

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Wyoming Gun Owners looks to hold legislative candidates accountable

Wyoming Gun Owners, a Cheyenne-based organization that isn’t afraid to call out Republicans by name for not supporting its views on gun rights, asked legislative candidates whether they will force recorded votes on gun issues, even if their party leadership or colleagues protest.

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GOP survey asks if candidates would be OK with censure

The Park County Republican Party, which is largely led by Tea Party activists, sent candidates a questionnaire that has been called a litmus test.

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Is high GOP participation in primary bad news for Dems in November?

HELENA — Nearly 57,000 more Montanans cast their ballots in the Republican primary election Tuesday than in the Democratic one.

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Despite rocky political landscape, state Democrats eye gains at the Legislature

BUTTE — Conventional wisdom says 2014 looks like a rough political year for Democrats in Montana, but party stalwarts see a bright spot beckoning: Their chances for making gains this election at the state Legislature, particularly the state Senate.

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Wyoming delegates will discuss censuring governor at Republican convention

Wyoming delegates will discuss censuring governor at Republican convention

CASPER, Wyo. — Some of the Wyoming’s most dedicated Republicans will be in Evanston to discuss principles and bylaws of the state’s predominant political party, including whether to censure Gov. Matt Mead.

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Candidates try to stand out in crowded GOP field

HELENA — Most of the money funneling into the Republican primary for Montana's open U.S. House seat is going to one candidate, leaving the others to look for ways to stand out and get their message heard in a crowded field.

April 17, 2014 1:58 pm
County censures could hurt Mead in primary

County censures could hurt Mead in primary

CASPER, Wyo. — Frustrated Republicans throughout the state are sending a message of dissatisfaction about Matt Mead’s performance as Wyoming’s governor, a message that could ultimately be symbolic or problematic in his bid for re-election.

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Platte County GOP censures Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead

Platte County GOP censures Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead

WHEATLAND, Wyo. — The Platte County Republican Party has censured GOP Gov. Matt Mead for signing the law stripping power from the office of schools Superintendent Cindy Hill and not reversing the law after the Wyoming Supreme Court struck it down.

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Guest opinion: Legislation needed to protect Montanans' privacy rights

We take privacy for granted. Too often we mistakenly assume that we are the only ones privy to our personal information. We assume it is within our discretion to decide who has access to the most intimate details of our personal lives — unfortunately, as the latest headlines have shown, this…

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Daines: Farm bill split may be needed

Daines: Farm bill split may be needed

After failing to pass a farm bill in June, House Republicans might cut food stamps from the legislation and try again, a move Montana U.S. Rep. Steve Daines said could be the only way forward.

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Good turnout for Republican state convention in Bozeman

BOZEMAN – The Montana Republican Party Officers’ Convention has drawn about 315 people to its two-day affair in Bozeman, where delegates will vote Saturday to elect a party chair and vice-chair.

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Lewis is finishing long state government career

Lewis is finishing long state government career

HELENA — Hired as an $8-an-hour state budget analyst in 1973, Sen. Dave Lewis is winding down what may be an unparalleled career in Montana government.

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