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Head of securities firm sentenced for fraud

BOISE, Idaho — The president of a failed southwest Idaho property-management company has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for defrauding investors.

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From the editor: Debating the debates

When I sent the letters, the grease from Election Night pizza hadn’t even made its way out of my system, and I was running on caffeine and adrenaline.

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Ex-GOP chairmen take aim at U.S. House candidate

Ex-GOP chairmen take aim at U.S. House candidate

HELENA — Three former Montana Republican Party chairmen took the unusual step Monday of uniting to publicly oppose former state Sen. Ryan Zinke's bid to win the GOP nomination for U.S. House in next month's primary election.

May 05, 2014 1:44 pm Photos

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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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Formerly 'all in' House candidate now won't run

Formerly 'all in' House candidate now won't run

HELENA — Two Republican state legislators from Flathead County, Jon Sonju and Scott Reichner, said Thursday they won’t be candidates for the U.S. House next year.

October 03, 2013 6:12 pm Photos

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Montana reinforces request to dismiss Rick Hill complaint

Montana reinforces request to dismiss Rick Hill complaint

HELENA — The state is asking a federal court to dismiss former Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Hill’s amended request that it intervene in a pending complaint over a large campaign donation.

September 08, 2013 12:45 pmLoading…

State asks court to dismiss Hill complaint

HELENA — The state is asking a federal court to dismiss former Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Hill's request that it intervene in pending complaint over a large campaign donation.

July 29, 2013 5:17 pmLoading…

Five Republicans looking at House race—if Daines runs for Senate

HELENA -- A former secretary of state and four current or ex-legislators are among the Republicans looking to run for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat if Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., enters the Senate race instead of seeking re-election.

July 22, 2013 7:09 pm
Complaint against Bullock alleges illegal coordination with third parties in 2012

Complaint against Bullock alleges illegal coordination with third parties in 2012

HELENA—The state political practices commissioner is investigating a complaint alleging that Gov. Steve Bullock’s 2012 campaign illegally coordinated activities with third-party groups that made independent expenditures supporting him through the same consulting firm.

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Former gubernatorial candidate Hill wants state probe quashed

Former gubernatorial candidate Hill wants state probe quashed

HELENA — Defeated gubernatorial candidate Rick Hill has asked a federal court to block a state investigation of a complaint filed last fall by his opponent’s campaign manager over Hill receiving a $500,000 donation from the Montana Republican Party.

June 20, 2013 7:17 pmLoading…
Baucus departure creates wide-open race, but Schweitzer looms large

Baucus departure creates wide-open race, but Schweitzer looms large

HELENA — Sen. Max Baucus’ surprise announcement Tuesday that he won’t run for re-election in 2014 throws a big, fat curveball into next year’s U.S. Senate race in Montana.

April 23, 2013 1:55 pm Photos

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Montana bill seeks cash to fight 'dark money'

Montana bill seeks cash to fight 'dark money'

HELENA — A Republican lawmaker is arguing it will take more money — not less — in politics to beat back the tidal wave of so-called dark money.

January 27, 2013 12:45 pmLoading…
Bullock takes over as governor Monday

Bullock takes over as governor Monday

HELENA—As a kid, Steve Bullock delivered the morning newspaper every day to the governor’s mansion on the city’s upper eastside. Now someone will be dropping off the newspapers to Bullock and his family at the executive residence.

January 05, 2013 9:12 pm Photos

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Tester-Rehberg race Montana's top story of 2012

Tester-Rehberg race Montana's top story of 2012

HELENA — The $47 million U.S. Senate race between Democrat Jon Tester and Republican Denny Rehberg was Montana's top news story of 2012, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of state editors.

December 30, 2012 12:15 am Related Loading…
Bullock to drop lawsuit against Hill over $500K

Bullock to drop lawsuit against Hill over $500K

HELENA - Gov.-elect Steve Bullock is dropping his lawsuit against former U.S. Rep. Rick Hill over a $500,000 contribution Hill received during the governor's race.

December 21, 2012 2:46 pmLoading…

Hill topped Bullock in closing days of money race

HELENA — Final campaign finance reports show that Republican Rick Hill's supporters rallied to his aid in the wake of a judge's decision blocking a big donation to his campaign for governor.

November 27, 2012 1:36 pmLoading…

Bullock campaign cited for timing of check deposit

HELENA — The Office of the Commissioner of Political Practices has ruled Steve Bullock's campaign for governor did not deposit a political-action-committee check on time.

November 23, 2012 2:23 pmLoading…
Hill has no regrets in loss to Bullock in campaign for governor

Hill has no regrets in loss to Bullock in campaign for governor

HELENA — Republican Rick Hill says he has no regrets about his two-year campaign for governor that ended in a loss to Democratic Attorney General Steve Bullock.

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Gazette opinion: Campaign rulings demand legislative attention

Federal court decisions this year have knocked down several longstanding Montana laws intended to limit the influence of money in elections. The 2013 Legislature has the opportunity to take back control of some aspects of regulation invalidated by federal courts over the past months.

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Horse Sense: Many reasons behind Bullock's victory

Horse Sense: Many reasons behind Bullock's victory

HELENA — Several factors helped Democrat Steve Bullock eke out a narrow victory over Republican Rick Hill in the Montana governor’s race last week.Bullock’s campaign had a superior ground game — the effort to get his supporters out to vote. A number of interest groups, motivated by their sup…

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