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Tester, Bullock lend star power in final push

Tester, Bullock lend star power in final push

HELENA — U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis hasn’t had much time to introduce herself to Montana voters since becoming the Democratic nominee in August, but she’s getting a boost from the party’s biggest names in the final days before Tuesday’s election.

November 02, 2014 7:10 am Photos

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George F. Will: McConnell would lead Senate like Mansfield

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Barack Obama lost Kentucky in 2012 by 23 points, yet the state remains closely divided about re-electing the man whose parliamentary skills uniquely qualify him to restrain Obama's executive overreach. So, Kentucky's Senate contest is a constitutional moment that will deter…

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U.S. House candidates debate endangered species, wolves

U.S. House candidates debate endangered species, wolves

RIVERTON — While U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis said in a Monday evening debate that the Endangered Species Act needs to be reformed, her Constitution Party challenger, Daniel Clyde Cummings, believes the act should be repealed.

October 13, 2014 7:43 pm Photos

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E.J. Dionne: Democrats tout new health care benefits, not Obamacare

WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam dunk issue for the Republicans in this fall’s elections. Karl Rove told us so in April, writing that “Obamacare is and will remain a political problem for Democrats.”

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Only 1 candidate debate set before election day

Only 1 candidate debate set before election day

HELENA — With more than two months to go before the general election, the only U.S. House and Senate candidate debates scheduled so far will be on Oct. 4 in Bozeman, officials said Monday.

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Mike Enzi, Cynthia Lummis prevail in Wyoming

Mike Enzi, Cynthia Lummis prevail in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming gave two big thumbs-up to two-thirds of its congressional delegation, handing U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi and U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis large majorities in the Republican primary Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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Daines: Curtis' entry won't change his campaign

Daines: Curtis' entry won't change his campaign

MONTANA CITY — Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines of Montana said Tuesday the Democrats' recent switch in Senate candidates won't change how he campaigns for the seat in the Nov. 4 election.

August 19, 2014 5:07 pm Photos

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War college begins review into Walsh's work

War college begins review into Walsh's work

HELENA — A U.S. Army War College spokeswoman says no information will be released about an investigation into plagiarism allegations against Sen. John Walsh until the process is complete.

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John Walsh says he'll finish Senate term 'strong'

John Walsh says he'll finish Senate term 'strong'

MISSOULA — U.S. Sen. John Walsh said Tuesday he plans to finish his Senate term “very strong” after withdrawing as a candidate for the seat in November’s election.

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Guest opinion: S.D. candidates must pay attention to Native American vote

During the past few years I have encouraged Native American tribal governments to move their elections to coincide with the national elections in November.

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Walsh case shows how candidates risk 'oppo-research' revelations

Walsh case shows how candidates risk 'oppo-research' revelations

WASHINGTON — It’s one thing to be Montana’s lieutenant governor. It’s another to be a U.S. Senate candidate in one of the states that will determine which party controls that 100-member chamber.

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Walsh raises $900K since mid-May for Senate run

Walsh raises $900K since mid-May for Senate run

HELENA — U.S. Sen. John Walsh has raised nearly $900,000 since mid-May as he seeks to fight off a challenge by U.S. Rep. Steve Daines in November's election.

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Senate appointee John Walsh speaks on veterans, jobs

Senate appointee John Walsh speaks on veterans, jobs

Senate appoint Lt. Gov. John Walsh talks about veterans, jobs and civil rights during a visit to the Billings Gazette.

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Bullock taps Walsh for Senate seat

Bullock taps Walsh for Senate seat

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock on Friday appointed Lt. Gov. John Walsh as Montana’s next U.S. senator. He will serve out the final year of the term of Max Baucus, who resigned Thursday night to become the next U.S. ambassador to China.

February 07, 2014 10:13 am Video Photos

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Out-of-state money swamps Rehberg-Tester race for U.S. Senate

HELENA — What would the race between U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and the Republican challenger for his seat, Rep. Denny Rehberg, look like if they had actually agreed to ban third-party ads and to return campaign donations from individuals living outside Montana?

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Rehberg campaign records underreport lobbyist donations

Rehberg campaign records underreport lobbyist donations

HELENA — For months, Montana Republican congressman Denny Rehberg has been criticizing U.S. Sen. Jon Tester for being the leading recipient of campaign cash from lobbyists. But it turns out Rehberg has been taking donations from some lobbyists without disclosing their place of employment.

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Gazette opinion: Let voters, not governor, choose U.S. senators

If simplicity is a virtue, Senate Bill 48 is highly virtuous. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Gary Branae, D-Billings, would add just 12 words to Montana law: “United States senator or” in three places in a statute that now provides for special elections to fill vacancies in the U.S. House of Re…

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