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HELENA — Absentee ballots are pouring in to county election offices in the final days before Tuesday’s election.
HELENA — House candidate Ryan Zinke on Monday released all of his Navy personnel evaluations, including one from mid-1999 in which he was marked down for lapses in judgment over two disputed travel claims, but was otherwise praised and recommended for an early promotion.
HELENA — If he’s elected to the U.S. House, Democratic candidate John Lewis said he will put up a firewall to ensure no conflict of interest arises with his wife, Melissa Lewis, who is a registered lobbyist.
HELENA — A federal judge has blocked a Helena nonprofit group’s attempt to prevent Montana’s political practices commissioner, attorney general and a Lewis and Clark County attorney from enforcing state campaign-finance laws.
HELENA — The U.S. Navy has not yet responded to a formal request sent Sept. 1 by House Republican candidate Ryan Zinke for copies of his military personnel records covering his 23-year-career as a Navy SEAL, his campaign said Wednesday.
GREAT FALLS — Democratic House candidate John Lewis denied helping write the Affordable Care Act as an aide to Sen. Max Baucus, while Republican Ryan Zinke insisted he’s released all of the military personnel records in his possession and had a stellar record as a Navy SEAL.
Democratic Senate candidate Amanda Curtis aggressively attacked her Republican opponent, Rep. Steve Daines, throughout their first debate Monday, while Daines mostly ignored her jabs and turned his criticism instead to President Barack Obama.
HELENA — With the Nov. 4 election fast approaching, Democrat John Lewis and Republican Ryan Zinke disagreed often and accused each other of waffling on issues during a House debate in Kalispell on Sunday night.
HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke raised more money over the past three months than Democrat John Lewis has collected in his entire campaign.
HELENA — Democratic House candidate John Lewis on Wednesday released a series of policy priorities for veterans that he said he will support if he’s elected.
HELENA — Republican House candidate Ryan Zinke said Wednesday he will work to restore access to public roads and require local government officials to sign off on federal land management decisions before they’re implemented.
Ad content: The ad starts out with a photo of a Montana river scene. It then shows both Democratic House candidate Lewis and his opponent Ryan Zinke, separated by a diagonal line. Lewis disappears from the ad and the other panel has writing to make the same arguments against Zinke as the nar…
This 30-second spot by Republican U.S. House race began airing on Montana TV stations on Oct. 7 and continues to run.
HELENA — Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat points to his years of legal experience as the chief reason to elect him to a full eight-year term on the Montana Supreme Court.
HELENA — An Independent legislative candidate from Missoula said his Democratic opponent’s mailers display an image of a bucking horse, instead of a donkey as required by law.
HELENA — The U.S. Army War College on Friday revoked Sen. John Walsh’s master’s degree after its investigation concluded that he had plagiarized his final paper in 2007.
HELENA — Lawrence VanDyke said he’s running for the Montana Supreme Court because he believes his opponent, Justice Mike Wheat, often writes decisions driven by the results he wants to achieve, rather than following the law.
HELENA — A national Republican group began running a TV ad in Montana Tuesday as part of an independent expenditure campaign in support of Lawrence VanDyke, a nonpartisan candidate for the state Supreme Court, and against his opponent, Justice Mike Wheat.
HELENA — Montana Supreme Court candidate W. David Herbert of Billings said he decided to challenge veteran Justice Jim Rice for the court after reading the justice’s opinion in a 2013 case.
HELENA — U.S. House candidates John Lewis and Ryan disagreed sharply over balancing the federal budget, the Affordable Care Act and global warming in a debate in Bozeman on Saturday night.
HELENA — Mike Fellows said he’s running for the U.S. House for three reasons: to try to balance the federal budget, reduce the federal debt and protect Second Amendment gun rights.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock on Friday called his recent trade mission to China a success and one that he hopes will yield future contracts with Montana businesses.
HELENA — House Democratic candidate John Lewis released his sportsmen’s and public lands platform Thursday that he said shows a clear contrast with the positions of his opponent, Ryan Zinke.
Editor’s note: A similar campaign profile ran Sept. 21 on Democratic House candidate John Lewis.
House Republican candidate Ryan Zinke ties on a black apron promoting coal as he prepares to work the lunch line at Coal Appreciation Day at MetraPark in Billings on Sept. 13.
HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court on Friday will hear an appeal of a $52 million verdict by a Butte jury against a bank for reneging on a financial commitment to a company planning to build an office products assembly and distribution plant there.
Editor’s Note: This is the first of a series of stories about statewide candidates. A profile of Republican House candidate Ryan Zinke will run next Sunday.
HELENA — Returning fire with fire, Democratic House candidate John Lewis is airing a new TV ad that accuses Republican Ryan Zinke of backing a plan to cut Medicare, while protecting tax breaks for billionaires and out-of-state corporations.
HELENA — Democratic congressional candidate John Lewis on Wednesday endorsed a federal bill aimed at reducing the differences in pay between men and women as part of his platform on women and families.
HELENA — In his first statewide television ad for the general election, Republican House candidate Ryan Zinke contrasts his background with that of his Democratic opponent, John Lewis.
HELENA — Six of the seven Montana Supreme Court justices have filed a friends-of-the-court brief asking a federal judge to uphold a 2008 state judicial rule that prohibits judicial candidates from seeking or accepting partisan endorsements.
HELENA — The personal finance website Wallet Hub has ranked Montana’s state and local tax system as the fairest in the country.
Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a two-day series on the divided political landscape in Montana, which is neither “red” nor “blue,” but somewhere in between.
HELENA — When a candidate knocks on a door in Butte, the first question some voters ask is if the politician is a Democrat.
HELENA — Democratic House candidate John Lewis on Friday released five ideas that he said would help reduce the $17 trillion federal debt.
HELENA — Now that he is back on the ballot, Supreme Court candidate Lawrence VanDyke raised more campaign money during the past month than the other three candidates combined for the two justice seats.
HELENA — Yellowstone County, home to Montana’s largest city and one-seventh of its voters, was once considered solid Republican country — but now, it’s become the site of the occasional Democratic victory in statewide races.
HELENA — Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said Friday he will look for opportunities to get the Senate to pass three public-land related bills before the election, but called the prospects doubtful this session.
HELENA — Democrat John Lewis and Republican Ryan Zinke are taking opposite approaches in their campaign fundraising for the U.S. House, with Lewis relying heavily on individual Montana donors, as Zinke depends more on out-of-state contributors.
HELENA — Montana’s two major U.S. House candidates, Republican Ryan Zinke and Democrat John Lewis, have offered ideas on how to make good on the nation’s promises to veterans and how to give veterans a better voice.
HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke recently released some of his military records that show he was a highly decorated Navy SEAL during his 23-year career, but the Montana Democratic Party has called on him to release all of his records.
HELENA — A number of Democrats expressed interest in seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate to replace Sen. John Walsh, who ended his campaign Thursday.
HELENA — Sen. John Walsh said Thursday he is pulling out of the Senate race because his campaign was distracted by the controversy over allegations that he plagiarized a U.S. Army War College research paper.
HELENA — Democratic House candidate John Lewis on Thursday released a five-part farm and ranch platform that he said reaffirms his commitment to the one in five Montana jobs that depend on agriculture.
HELENA — Direct democracy, a proud tradition in Montana for more than a century, fell flat on its face this year.
HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court on Friday unanimously upheld a lower-court decision supporting the state Board of Livestock’s decision to keep its rule providing for a “sell-by” date for milk of 12 days after pasteurization.
HELENA—In a 4-3 decision on Tuesday, the Montana Supreme Court overturned a lower-court ruling and put Lawrence VanDyke back on the November ballot as a candidate for Supreme Court justice.
HELENA — Secretary of State Linda McCulloch said Monday that no citizen initiatives obtained enough voter signatures to qualify for the November ballot.
HELENA — The state of Montana asked a federal judge on Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by four gay and lesbian couples challenging Montana’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
HELENA — The state Revenue Department will ask the 2015 Legislature to change the law to allow the sales prices of real estate to be publicly disclosed, Director Mike