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Unable to raise $115,000, Welch abandons recount effort

Unable to raise $115,000, Welch abandons recount effort

HELENA — In a surprising turnaround, Republican state superintendent of public instruction candidate Sandy Welch on Tuesday abandoned her effort for a recount of the votes in her narrow Nov. 6 defeat to Democratic incumbent Denise Juneau.

December 11, 2012 2:19 pm Photos

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Yellowstone County sets possible recount for Monday

Yellowstone County commissioners tentatively set Monday as the day to hand count about 70,000 ballots in the statewide race for superintendent of public instruction although uncertainty about the recount remains unresolved.

December 11, 2012 1:05 pmLoading…

OPI recount possibly slated for Monday; larger counties getting anxious

HELENA — The statewide hand recount in Montana’s race for state superintendent of public instruction might not start until next Monday — and some county election officials said they’re getting anxious to make arrangements for the recount.

December 10, 2012 6:12 pmLoading…

Judge orders recount in superintendent race between Welch, Juneau

KALISPELL — A Flathead County district judge on Friday ordered a statewide vote recount in the race for Montana schools superintendent, ruling that Democrat Denise Juneau's narrow defeat of Republican Sandy Welch may have been the result of voting-machine errors and departures from election law.

December 07, 2012 4:59 pmLoading…

County preparing for possible OPI recount

Yellowstone County is preparing to hand count about 70,000 ballots should a district judge order a recount in the statewide race for superintendent of public instruction.

December 04, 2012 2:27 pmLoading…
Montana OPI candidate asks court to order recount

Montana OPI candidate asks court to order recount

HELENA – Republican state superintendent of public instruction candidate Sandy Welch asked a state judge Monday to order a recount in her narrow Nov. 6 loss to Democrat Denise Juneau, alleging an “accumulation of errors” in vote-counting statewide.

December 03, 2012 2:18 pmLoading…

Welch lining up watchers for schools race recount

State schools superintendent runner-up Sandy Welch is likely to wait until next week to request a recount in a race she narrowly lost but has pledged to challenge, her campaign manager said Tuesday.

November 27, 2012 12:38 pmLoading…

Welch recount costs estimated at $115K in schools race

Republican Sandy Welch can use money from her party or any other source to cover the $115,000 cost of an anticipated recount in Montana's schools superintendent race, state officials said Thursday.

November 15, 2012 7:10 pm Related Loading…

Final tally gives Juneau 2,264-vote win; Welch to ask for recount

HELENA -- Provisional votes counted Wednesday gave Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau a 2,264-vote victory over Republican challenger Sandy Welch.

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Reporter’s Notebook: Plenty of election trivia, superlatives and oddities

HELENA — As the curtain falls on Montana’s 2012 election, political junkies will have get their fixes elsewhere — but before we put a wrap on it, here’s one last take on some oddities, superlatives and trivialities of last Tuesday’s results in the Treasure State.

November 12, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…

Republican Welch plans to seek recount in OPI race against Juneau

HELENA — Sandy Welch, the Republican candidate for state superintendent of public instruction, is “gearing up” for a statewide recount of the votes in what looks like a narrow loss to Democratic incumbent Denise Juneau. “We’re building a team,” said Welch’s campaign manager, Mitch Staley. “W…

November 09, 2012 10:36 am Related Loading…
Schools chief race close as counting continues

Schools chief race close as counting continues

The race for Montana superintendent of public instruction was too close to call Thursday as Yellowstone County continued tallying votes two days after the general election.

November 08, 2012 2:28 pm Related Loading…
Poll:  Fox 48%, Bucy 42% in AG race

Poll: Fox 48%, Bucy 42% in AG race

HELENA — Republican Tim Fox is slightly ahead of Democratic Pam Bucy, 48 percent to 42 percent, in the race for attorney general, a Gazette State Poll shows. Ten percent of the voters are undecided. The poll was taken Oct. 29-31 for the Gazette State Bureau by Mason-Dixon Polling & Resea…

November 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Race for state superintendent of schools heats up

Race for state superintendent of schools heats up

For Sandy Welch, the state superintendent of public instruction race essentially comes down to just one thing. 

October 06, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Candidates seeking to run Montana schools square off

Candidates seeking to run Montana schools square off

HELENA — Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau said in a debate Tuesday that charter schools would not work in Montana, while Republican opponent Sandy Welch said she would consider a properly designed charter school system.

September 25, 2012 7:45 pm Photos

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Juneau gets speaking slot at Democratic National Convention

Juneau gets speaking slot at Democratic National Convention

HELENA — Denise Juneau, Montana’s state superintendent of public instruction, said Wednesday she has accepted an invitation from President Barack Obama to speak at the Democratic National Convention next month in Charlotte, N.C.

August 22, 2012 10:06 am Photos

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Guest opinion: State rules will burden local schools

The regulations governing Montana schools will dramatically increase if the current superintendent has her way, and another four years at the Office of Public Instruction. These regulations, called accreditation standards, determine if a school gets state and federal funding or if high schoo…

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Opponents square off as primary closes

HELENA — Before the dusted even settled on Tuesday's crowded primary nominations, simmering general election battles began to heat up.

June 10, 2012 3:40 pmLoading…
Fox wins GOP primary for Montana attorney general

Fox wins GOP primary for Montana attorney general

Republican voters gave Tim Fox another shot to become Montana's attorney general by delivering a victory over state Sen. Jim Shockley in Tuesday's primary.

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Laslovich tops AG candidates in fundraising

HELENA -- Former Democratic state Sen. Jesse Laslovich continues to raise more money than anyone else from either party in the attorney general’s race.

May 22, 2012 5:33 pmLoading…

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