HELENA — Montana's U.S. Senate election has the potential of helping tip the balance of power if Republicans succeed in taking the seat held for more than three decades by former Sen. Max Baucus. Here are five things to know about the Republican U.S. Senate primary election:
HELENA — U.S. Sen. John Walsh faces his first test in keeping the seat he was appointed to four months ago in Tuesday's primary, with the Republican challenger — widely expected to be U.S. Rep. Steve Daines — waiting in the wings for November's election.
As part of The Billings Gazette’s efforts to inform voters about their Primary Election choices, the newspaper invited all Montana candidates for U.S. Senate and U.S. House to answer a series of questions. The third of four installments is printed today. Previous candidate responses may be v…
Editor’s note: This is the last in a three-part series on the Republican U.S. Senate candidates.
The Gazette asked: Should federal public lands in Montana remain in U.S. ownership, be sold to private owners or transferred to the state?
Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series on the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate.
HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, Montana’s only congressman, is trying to step up this year to the U.S. Senate — and the Republican primary election next month may be just a bump in the road on his path to the general election this fall.
The Gazette asked: To reduce the national debt over the long term, should Congress reduce spending, increase tax revenues or both?
HELENA — Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the six Democratic seats they need to recapture control of the Senate. But his early resignation after being named U.S. ambassador to China may have bolstered…
HELENA — Long-shot Republican U.S. Senate candidate Champ Edmunds hasn’t raised much campaign cash so far, but on Sunday, he found $12,000 cash in an abandoned backpack, outside his Missoula church.
It’s good to have choices.
HELENA — Noisemakers went off at 5 p.m. Monday in Secretary of State Linda McCulloch’s office to mark the deadline for candidates to file for office this year.
HELENA – Republican state Rep. Champ Edmunds of Missoula – who has said he’ll run for Montana’s U.S. House seat if its current occupant, Republican Steve Daines, runs for the Montana’s open U.S. Senate seat – says now he may remain as a candidate for the U.S. Senate.
HELENA — With the primary election for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat nine months away, five Republicans and one Democrat say they are looking to run.
HELENA — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Corey Stapleton collected about $91,900 in campaign funds over the past three months, while GOP rival Champ Edmunds raised about $6,300.
HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., has been on the job for just six months and has no opponent for the 2014 election — but that hasn’t prevented him from raking in the campaign dough.
BOZEMAN — The two Republicans eyeing Montana’s open U.S. Senate seat are making the rounds at this weekend’s state Republican Convention — and they have an answer ready when asked how they’re going to beat the big-dog Democrat waiting in the wings, Brian Schweitzer.
BUTTE — Montana will honor its veterans who died or are missing in action with an official state medal of valor.
Gov. Steve Bullock signs a bill that creates the Montana Award of Valorous Service with state Rep. Champ Edmunds of Missoula, left, and state Sen. Jon Sesso of Butte-Silver Bow by his side in the rotunda of the Butte-Silver Bow County Courthouse.
HELENA — Sen. Max Baucus’ surprise announcement Tuesday that he won’t run for re-election in 2014 throws a big, fat curveball into next year’s U.S. Senate race in Montana.
HELENA — A bill that would allow the sale of raw milk in Montana died a second death Thursday in the state Senate — in part because some of its original supporters wanted it killed.
HELENA — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus is reporting strong fundraising as he prepares for his 2014 re-election campaign.
HELENA — The Montana Senate is backing an amended measure that allows for the sale of raw milk, but only under the Department of Livestock's regulation.
HELENA — The House took a step Wednesday designed to make it easier to secure legislative passage of nearly $100 million for the proposed construction of new and renovated state buildings.
HELENA — The House is backing a measure that would allow small-scale dairy farmers to sell their unpasteurized milk directly to consumers.
HELENA — The Montana agency that responds to natural disasters and emergencies is a dysfunctional, divisive workplace with a climate of fear and the perception of bullying by some managers, according to an internal report conducted last year.
HELENA — Montana Democrats left little question Saturday night what their top priority is: elect party leader Sen. Max Baucus to a seventh term in 2014.
HELENA — Twelve-year-old Riley Sabo of Harrison told a legislative committee Thursday if it was legal to sell raw milk in Montana, he could make money from his Jersey cow and help pay for college — and that the fresh milk shouldn’t be considered a health hazard.
MISSOULA — State Rep. Champ Edmunds on Thursday became the second Republican to officially enter the U.S. Senate race in his party’s bid to unseat Democratic incumbent Sen. Max Baucus.
HELENA — House Republicans rebuffed four attempts by Democrats to blast bills from committees onto the floor for debate, including Gov. Steve Bullock’s $400-a-taxpayer rebate and his bill increasing the mandatory percentage of Montana workers on public-works projects.
MISSOULA — This past Christmas was the worst ever for Vincent Baldini.
HELENA—State employees, some struggling to get by, offered a compelling case for a pay raise when they testified at a legislative hearing last week.
HELENA — Representatives of unions and the Montana Newspaper Association lined up Monday to oppose a bill to expand state drug-testing law to include all employees, not just those in hazardous jobs and security posts.
If you are old, young, a veteran, former Montana resident or handicapped, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has a deal for you.
HELENA — State Rep. Champ Edmunds, R-Missoula, confirmed Tuesday that he is considering running in 2014 for the U.S. Senate seat held by longtime Democratic Sen. Max Baucus.
After the horrific shootings in Connecticut, we all hope to find a way to prevent this tragedy from ever happening again. Right now, as in the past, many in our nation are looking to gun control, and the pundits are insisting we act now while emotions are still high.
Former governor candidate and Laurel legislator Ken Miller is recovering from an accidental shooting during a Wednesday hunting trip.
HELENA — The Montana Legislature has passed a bill that would end same-day voter registration and move the last day voters could register to the Friday before Election Day.
HELENA — Republican legislators are advancing numerous proposals that they say will help improve access to health insurance and reduce costs. Here is a summary and status of their proposals:
HELENA — Opponents denounced a bill Thursday to close voter registration 30 days before an election as interfering with Montanans' right to vote. No one showed up to support the measure.
Rep. Doug Kary of Billings has introduced into the 2011 Montana Legislature what he thinks is a pretty simple bill - one that would allow hunters to drive onto public lands with an official escort between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to retrieve downed game.