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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 paper has 79% ‘similarity index,’ online review shows

Walsh paper has 79% ‘similarity index,’ online review shows

HELENA — The online plagiarism detection service iThenticate determined that U.S. Sen. John Walsh’s final paper at the U.S. Army War College had a similarity index of 79 percent.

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Walsh says he was being treated for PTSD when he plagiarized paper

Walsh says he was being treated for PTSD when he plagiarized paper

HELENA — The New York Times reported Wednesday that Montana’s newest senator, Democrat John Walsh, plagiarized large portions of his final paper submitted for his 2007 master’s degree at the U.S. Army War College.

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House highway funding fix could keep Montana road construction rolling

House highway funding fix could keep Montana road construction rolling

Montana won't likely have to hit the brakes on its summer road construction after a last-minute federal budget patch passed Tuesday in the U.S. House.

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Daines asks feds for specifics on 2014 drug enforcement strategy

Daines asks feds for specifics on 2014 drug enforcement strategy

Calling current federal drug-fighting resources in Montana insufficient, U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., is asking Attorney General Eric Holder for more details about a recently announced drug control strategy.

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Daines raises $1.4M since April for Senate run

Daines raises $1.4M since April for Senate run

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines has raised more than $1.4 million in the past three months in his fight to unseat U.S. Sen. John Walsh in the November election.

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Campaign Watch: Walsh offers coal proposal; Daines sponsors rural water bill

Campaign Watch: Walsh offers coal proposal; Daines sponsors rural water bill

HELENA — This week, candidates have been busy introducing legislation and laying out their campaign platforms. Here's a look at the week's most interesting and important developments in Montana's election campaigns:

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Walsh advocates for new coal technology

Walsh advocates for new coal technology

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont, is calling on the federal government to invest in new coal technology that could help Montana’s coal industry comply with tougher clean-air standards.

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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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Campaign watch: Candidates

Campaign watch: Candidates

HELENA — The Fourth of July in an election year sees candidates pressing the flesh at parades and other holiday events.

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Tester tries again on act to allow troops to defer student loans

MISSOULA — Paying back that college debt doesn’t wait for anyone, including members of the armed services, but a bill bouncing around the nation’s Capitol may soon allow veterans to defer their college loan payments before deployment.

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Super PAC spending $1.7M in Montana Senate race

Super PAC spending $1.7M in Montana Senate race

WASHINGTON — High-dollar donors' favorite political machine on Tuesday began booking $20 million in television air time for an advertising blitz aimed at tipping six Senate seats into Republican hands.

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Daines levels new charge against Walsh’s Guard leadership; Guard, Walsh dispute facts

Daines levels new charge against Walsh’s Guard leadership; Guard, Walsh dispute facts

HELENA — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines is running a new TV ad accusing Democratic Sen. John Walsh of condoning sex discrimination while heading the Montana National Guard — a charge Walsh and current Guard officials say is untrue.

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Zinke, Daines call for unity in GOP convention speeches

Zinke, Daines call for unity in GOP convention speeches

Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke made a strong pitch for party unity in a speech at the state Republican Party convention on Saturday.

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Walsh turns to corporate tax breaks to solve highway funding problem

Walsh turns to corporate tax breaks to solve highway funding problem

With federal highway funds running on empty, U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., is calling on senators to pay the bill by ending tax breaks for businesses sending jobs offshore.

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Affordable Care Act — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

Affordable Care Act — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Libertarian Roger Roots squared off in a debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Earmarks — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

Earmarks — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Libertarian Roger Roots squared off in a debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Iraq — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

Iraq — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Libertarian Roger Roots squared off in a debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Racism — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

Racism — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Libertarian Roger Roots squared off in a debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Libertarian Roger Roots squared off in a debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Campaign funding — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

Campaign funding — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Libertarian Roger Roots squared off in a debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Minimum wage — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

Minimum wage — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Libertarian Roger Roots squared off in a debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Personal liberty — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

Personal liberty — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Libertarian Roger Roots squared off in a debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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VA troubles — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

VA troubles — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Libertarian Roger Roots squared off in a debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Women's pay disparity — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

Women's pay disparity — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Libertarian Roger Roots squared off in a debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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