HELENA — State Democrats Saturday chose state Rep. Amanda Curtis, of Butte, as their new U.S. Senate candidate, putting the largely untested, freshman lawmaker up against Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines just 80 days before the election.
HELENA — In the run-up to Saturday’s Democratic Party convention that will choose a U.S. Senate candidate to replace Sen. John Walsh, supporters of Rep. Amanda Curtis have been bashing her main opponent, Wilsall rancher Dirk Adams.
HELENA — At least three, perhaps four, people will compete this Saturday to become the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate replacing Sen. John Walsh — and the emerging front-runner may be a little-known high school teacher from Butte.
HELENA — Sen. John Walsh’s two opponents in the Democratic primary in June were critical of Walsh’s plagiarism of a paper written at the U.S. Army War College.
HELENA — Democrats are seeking to hold on to Montana's U.S. Senate seat in one of the most closely watched elections in the nation. Here are five things to know about the Democratic 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.
Editor’s note: “Ad Watch” is an ongoing series that examines and fact checks current TV campaign ads in Montana. Today, it looks at a pair of ads from Montana’s U.S. Senate race, from candidates Steve Daines, a Republican and Dirk Adams, a Democrat – both of which criticize Democratic Sen. J…
U.S. Senate candidate Dirk Adams has released this ad questioning his opponent John Walsh on Social Security.
HELENA — Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., on Wednesday joined those calling for the resignation of U.S. Veterans Administration Secretary Eric Shinseki, saying a new report “confirms the worst of the allegations against the VA and its failure to deliver timely (health) care to veterans.”
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…
The Gazette asked: Should federal public lands in Montana remain in U.S. ownership, be sold to private owners or transferred to the state?
GREAT FALLS — In perhaps the only pre-primary election debate among Montana’s three Democratic U.S. Senate candidates, Dirk Adams and John Bohlinger took aim Saturday at Sen. John Walsh, saying he’s tainted by “big money” he’s accepting from industry-related donors.
The Gazette asked: To reduce the national debt over the long term, should Congress reduce spending, increase tax revenues or both?
Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series on the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate.
HELENA — While U.S. Senate candidate Dirk Adams isn’t well-known to Montana voters, his campaign is benefiting this week from someone who is: Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Carole King.
HELENA — In Montana’s marquee election this year, the U.S. Senate race, an incumbent is fighting to hold his seat — but with his incumbency less than three months old, it’s almost like a battle for an open seat.
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 — As expected, Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., and Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., are the big-money boys when it comes to drumming up cash for their campaign for the U.S. Senate seat held now by Walsh.
HELENA — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Dirk Adams said this week he supports a regional wilderness bill that would designate an additional 6.4 million acres of wilderness in Montana.
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 — A Helena attorney submitted a ballot initiative proposal Tuesday that would change Montana law to take away the governor’s power to fill U.S. Senate vacancies and instead require special elections.
HELENA — As much as 60 percent of Sen. John Walsh’s initial campaign funds have come from two sources largely outside Montana, an analysis of his first finance report shows: Out-of-state individuals and funds set up by fellow Democratic U.S. senators.
HELENA — Democrat Dirk Adams, a Wilsall rancher and attorney, this week became the first to file as a candidate for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat.
About the only thing U.S. Senate candidates Dirk Adams and John Bohlinger agreed on Tuesday night was that fellow Democrat John Walsh was a no-show for their Billings forum.
HELENA — When you ask Wilsall rancher and attorney and U.S. Senate candidate Dirk Adams why he’s a Democrat, he says it’s because he’s conservative.
HELENA — Wilsall rancher Dirk Adams, one of three men vying for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination in Montana, said Friday he supports the proposed ballot initiative to expand Medicaid coverage for 70,000 low-income Montanans.
HELENA — Lt. Gov. John Walsh launched his campaign Thursday for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Max Baucus, becoming the first high-profile Democrat to enter the Montana race.
HELENA — Montanans can expect another high-profile U.S. Senate race next year, but, at this point, the 2014 contest for the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Max Baucus is still missing something: A high-profile candidate.
HELENA — A Wilsall-area rancher and political unknown said Wednesday he’s running for Montana’s open U.S. Senate seat, becoming the first Democrat to get into the race.
The Lazy SR Ranch, on the west side of the Crazy Mountians near Wilsall, will calve 600 animals this spring. The ranch is owned by Dirk Adams.