The five-candidate race to be the GOP nominee for U.S. House turned out to be the closest congressional contest in Montana’s Primary Election.
HELENA — Ryan Zinke, a former state senator from Whitefish, won a tightly contested Republican race for the U.S. House early Wednesday, while John Lewis rolled to a decisive victory over John Driscoll in the Democratic race.
HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R- Mont., and Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., cruised to easy victories in their respective primary elections Tuesday, setting up a fall showdown between the two incumbents for a U.S. Senate seat held by Democrats for a century.
Corey Stapleton greets Cody Turnquist at MetraPark after Turnquist voted Tuesday. Stapleton spent the day at MetraPark greeting voters.
HELENA — A crowded Republican field is vying to succeed U.S. Rep. Steve Daines as Montana's lone congressman, as Daines runs for Senate. Here are five things to know about Tuesday's Republican U.S. House primary election.
Occasionally someone on the campaign trail will say, “Don’t tell me about the other guy. What do you want to do if you’re elected?”
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.
HELENA — Montana voters will choose the winners in state and local primary elections Tuesday in races including a tough intraparty Republican battle for the nomination for the U.S. House.
Election Day isn't until June 3, but Yellowstone County primary races could already be decided by early absentee voters who have submitted nearly three-quarters of the expected turnout.
HELENA — All five House Republican candidates will take part in a final debate Wednesday in Kalispell.
HELENA — Some Republican U.S. House candidates are doubling down with large personal loans to their campaigns in the closing days before the June 3 primary election, the latest Federal Election Commission reports show.
The Gazette asked: What is the most urgent, important issue affecting Montana that Congress must act on in 2015?
HELENA — Some candidates for the open U.S. House seat are racking up endorsements from various national and state groups as well as political leaders, while others haven’t garnered any endorsements.
The Gazette asked Montana candidates for U.S. House: Will the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on campaign finance law in McCutcheon and Citizens United have a mostly positive or mostly negative effect on your congressional race?
HELENA — Drew Turiano, one of five Republicans in the U.S. House primary race, has rented space on six billboards across Montana promoting his candidacy but also calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama.
HELENA — The Big Sky Freedom Fund, a new super political action committee based in Billings, has spent more than $83,000 this week in independent expenditures in support of Corey Stapleton in the five-way Republican U.S. House primary.
The Gazette asked: To reduce the national debt over the long term, should Congress reduce spending, increase tax revenues or both?
Republican candidates vying for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat showed little tolerance for abortion, gay marriage and immigration at a Tuesday night forum in Billings.
HELENA — Former state Sen. Corey Stapleton of Billings has a standard answer when he’s asked why Montanans should vote for him in the five-way Republican primary for the U.S. House.
Editor's note: Stories on each of the five Republican candidates for the U.S. House are continuing today.
HELENA — Five Republicans — all but one of them current or former state legislators — are vying for their party’s nomination for the U.S. House in the June 3 primary.
HELENA — Here are comments from other candidates for the U.S. House on a proposal by Republican Matt Rosendale to transfer certain federal lands to the state:
Republican U.S. House candidate Corey Stapleton campaign television ad.
HELENA — Republican Ryan Zinke leads the chase for money so far in U.S. House race, reports filed this week showed.
HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Corey Stapleton on Wednesday began running his first campaign television ad.
Here is look at money raised by the candidates for U.S. House in Montana. Democrat John Driscoll hasn’t yet spent the $5,000 needed to file a report.
HELENA — Corey Stapleton, a Republican running for the U.S. House, on Wednesday called for America to maintain its military and economic strength and advocated the development of natural resources.
Republican U.S. House candidate Corey Stapleton, a former state senator from Billings, said he’s demonstrated as a legislator that he doesn’t shy away from leadership.
HELENA — Abortion and pro-life issues ignited the most sparks at the first debate among four of Montana’s Republican U.S. House candidates Monday night, as the contestants sparred over their pro-life records.
HELENA — Former state Sen. Corey Stapleton, R-Billings, has raised more money in itemized individual campaign donations from Montanans than did his other two major Republican U.S. House opponents as of Dec. 31.
It’s good to have choices.
Up to 1,400 Yellowstone County residents have been on a waiting list for help choosing a private insurance plan in a new federal health program. Billings hospitals are deluged with patient requests for help with the new program. The program website is distinctly unfriendly. Choices are compl…
HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Matt Rosendale made another $250,000 loan to his own campaign in the final quarter of 2013, a report filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission showed.
HELENA — Calling himself a “Christian Tea Party Conservative Republican,” Drew Turiano of Helena said Friday he is running for the U.S. House in 2014.
Republican Ryan Zinke announced his candidacy for the U.S. House in Billings on Monday.
HELENA — Former state Sen. Corey Stapleton, R-Billings, raised nearly $68,000 during the past quarter for his campaign for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat.
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 — Anticipating that U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., will jump into the race for an open U.S. Senate seat, former state legislator Corey Stapleton, R-Billings, on Tuesday dropped his own Senate bid and is running instead for the U.S. House in 2014.
HELENA -- A former secretary of state and four current or ex-legislators are among the Republicans looking to run for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat if Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., enters the Senate race instead of seeking re-election.
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.
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 — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus is reporting strong fundraising as he prepares for his 2014 re-election campaign.
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.
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 — Corey Stapleton, a former state lawmaker and GOP gubernatorial candidate from Billings, on Wednesday became the first Republican to officially get into the U.S. Senate race against Democratic incumbent Max Baucus.
The absentee ballot was the most popular choice for the primary election in Yellowstone County.
HELENA -- Democratic Attorney General Steve Bullock coasted to an easy victory Tuesday in the Democratic primary for governor, and former U.S. Rep. Rick Hill racked up a decisive win in the seven-candidate Republican field to set up a November matchup between the two Helena men.
HELENA — Republicans see a golden opportunity to retake a governor's mansion after nearly eight years of living under the shadow of Brian Schweitzer — but first the party has to pick a nominee from a crowded and increasingly contentious primary battle.