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Sam Rankin

The truth about a problem

The press, in the face of extinction from the Internet, should follow Glenn Greenwald's suggestion: The press should publish articles with comment(s) regarding the truth contained in the article.

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Independent Rankin abandons effort in U.S. Senate race

Independent Rankin abandons effort in U.S. Senate race

HELENA — Billings real estate broker Sam Rankin says he’s abandoning his effort to get on the ballot as an Independent in Montana’s U.S. Senate race this year.

April 29, 2014 12:00 am
Daines, Walsh are big-bucks boys in Senate race

Daines, Walsh are big-bucks boys in Senate race

HELENA — As expected, Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., and Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., are the big-money boys when it comes to drumming up cash for their campaign for the U.S. Senate seat held now by Walsh.

April 16, 2014 4:41 pm Photos

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Vote for centrists, moderates over extremists

The Lenington and Cebull situations can be instructive for a current national debate: the Affordable Care Act. Yes, it has its problems but there are many government employees, agency heads and others, including website and software companies, that are needed to make the ACA functional. Is i…

November 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Baucus succumbed to using money to win elections

Sen. Baucus is a decent and honorable man. However, over time he succumbed to using money to win elections, not ideas. Money is important, but not as important as “doing what's right,” and you don't need a PAC or corporate money to tell you what's right.

April 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Rankin — Beams

Rankin — Beams

Sarah Rankin and Shane Beams were married at the Gallatin Gateway Inn in Gallatin Gateway. Minister Chris Beams officiated.

January 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Name recognition key in U.S. House primary

HELENA — The hottest statewide race in Tuesday’s primary election is probably the one where voters are least familiar with the candidates: The seven-way Democratic primary in the race for Montana’s open U.S. House seat.

June 02, 2012 11:35 pmLoading…

Candidates in U.S. House Democratic primary have endorsements – but do they matter?

HELENA — From union locals to fellow state lawmakers, Democratic U.S. House candidates Kim Gillan and Franke Wilmer have racked up plenty of endorsements, which they often tout on their campaign literature.

May 27, 2012 10:00 pmLoading…

Key issues face congressional candidates

HELENA — The crowded Democratic congressional primary is intensifying as the front-runners jockey for the attention of their party's primary voters, each making the "electability" case and promising to take the seat back from Republican hands.

May 27, 2012 2:11 pmLoading…
7 Dems running for U.S. House say they can beat GOP's Daines

7 Dems running for U.S. House say they can beat GOP's Daines

HELENA -- With seven Democrats in Montana’s wide-open U.S. House contest, one question looms large for voters in next week’s Democratic primary election: Which of the seven is the best choice to beat Republican Steve Daines?

May 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Daines, Gillan, Wilmer fundraising leaders in crowded U.S. House race

Daines, Gillan, Wilmer fundraising leaders in crowded U.S. House race

HELENA – State Sen. Kim Gillan and state Rep. Franke Wilmer continue to lead the crowded Democratic U.S. House field in fundraising, but Republican Steve Daines is still easily the top financial dog in the race, according to reports filed Thursday.

May 24, 2012 6:45 pm Photos

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3 House candidates stake out approaches in final pre-primary forum

3 House candidates stake out approaches in final pre-primary forum

HELENA — Just three of the seven Democrats running for Montana’s open U.S. House seat showed up Saturday evening for the primary’s final public debate — and each offered their own strategy for how they can win in November.

May 19, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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Daines, Smith, Rankin wealthiest of crowded U.S. House candidate field

Daines, Smith, Rankin wealthiest of crowded U.S. House candidate field

HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Steve Daines, who has a huge fundraising lead over his potential rivals for Montana’s lone seat in Congress, also is likely the wealthiest of the candidates, with personal assets worth at least $4.4 million.

May 17, 2012 5:00 pm Photos

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Sam Rankin Q&A

Sam Rankin Q&A

Party: Democrat

May 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

U.S. House Democratic candidates chime in on health care, taxes, energy, economy

Editor's note: This feature on Montana's U.S. House race is the first of a two-day series looking at how candidates in the contested Democratic and Republican primaries stand on key issues. Today's package focuses on the seven Democratic candidates; tomorrow we look at the three Republicans.

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Republican Daines surpasses $1M in money raised for House race; Wilmer, Gillan lead House Demo field

HELENA — Republican Steve Daines has surpassed $1 million in fundraising for his campaign for Montana's open U.S. House seat, while state Rep. Franke Wilmer and state Sen. Kim Gillan continue to lead the pack of Democratic candidates — yet remain well behind Daines in the money game.

April 16, 2012 1:03 pmLoading…

U.S. House primary is wide open for Democratic candidates

HELENA — Talk to any of the seven Democratic candidates running for Montana's open U.S. House seat, and they'll often say the same thing about their chances: It's a wide-open race, and anyone could win it.

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Sam Rankin

Sam Rankin

Party: Democrat

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Democrats debate in Butte forum

Democrats debate in Butte forum

BUTTE -- There was more agreement than dissension on Tuesday as seven candidates tried to separate themselves from a crowded Democratic field in the race for Montana's lone U.S. House seat.

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Candidates race to meet filing deadline for statewide office

Candidates race to meet filing deadline for statewide office

HELENA — Dozens of candidates slipped in under the filing-deadline wire Monday, the final day to become a candidate in Montana's 2012 election —including six people running for an open governor's seat.

March 12, 2012 6:14 pm Photos

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