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With no money, little experience, Amanda Curtis is Democrats' pick to run against Daines

With no money, little experience, Amanda Curtis is Democrats' pick to run against Daines

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.

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Democratic Party powers disparage Adams in run-up to nominating convention

Democratic Party powers disparage Adams in run-up to nominating convention

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.

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Adams, Curtis, Wanzenried vying to replace Walsh in Senate race – and maybe Bohlinger

Adams, Curtis, Wanzenried vying to replace Walsh in Senate race – and maybe Bohlinger

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.

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Bohlinger, Adams condemn Walsh’s plagiarism

Bohlinger, Adams condemn Walsh’s plagiarism

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.

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5 things to know about today's Democratic U.S. Senate primary

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:

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Walsh faces first test in keeping U.S. Senate seat

Walsh faces first test in keeping U.S. Senate seat

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.

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Ad Watch: New Daines, Adams ads attack Walsh on Homeland Security audit

Ad Watch: New Daines, Adams ads attack Walsh on Homeland Security audit

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…

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Dirk Adams ad "Social Security"

Dirk Adams ad "Social Security"

U.S. Senate candidate Dirk Adams has released this ad questioning his opponent John Walsh on Social Security.

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Walsh calls for resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki

Walsh calls for resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki

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.”

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U.S. Senate candidates differ on role of money in Montana elections

U.S. Senate candidates differ on role of money in Montana elections

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…

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U.S. Senate candidates differ on public lands philosophy

U.S. Senate candidates differ on public lands philosophy

The Gazette asked: Should federal public lands in Montana remain in U.S. ownership, be sold to private owners or transferred to the state?

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Adams, Bohlinger take aim at Walsh in Democratic Senate debate

Adams, Bohlinger take aim at Walsh in Democratic Senate debate

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.

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U.S. Senate candidates' ideas on national debt

U.S. Senate candidates' ideas on national debt

The Gazette asked: To reduce the national debt over the long term, should Congress reduce spending, increase tax revenues or both?

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Dirk Adams says he can get different results from Senate seat

Dirk Adams says he can get different results from Senate seat

Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series on the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate.

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Adams uses big-name singer Carole King to help campaign

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.

April 28, 2014 12:00 am
Even with incumbent, Democratic senate race is anything but locked down

Even with incumbent, Democratic senate race is anything but locked down

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.

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Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race

Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race

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…

April 18, 2014 3:06 pm
Daines, Walsh are big-bucks boys in Senate race

Daines, Walsh are big-bucks boys in Senate race

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.

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Democratic Senate candidate Adams supports broad wilderness bill

Democratic Senate candidate Adams supports broad wilderness bill

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.

March 20, 2014 6:20 pm

Gazette opinion: Contested races challenge voters to be well informed

It’s good to have choices.

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70 file for election on final day

70 file for election on final day

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.

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Attorney seeks ballot initiative on governor's power to appoint to Senate

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.

March 04, 2014 5:17 pm

Walsh gets cash from around the country – and fellow Democratic U.S. senators

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.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
Democrat Adams, Wilsall rancher, 1st to file for U.S. Senate race in Montana

Democrat Adams, Wilsall rancher, 1st to file for U.S. Senate race in Montana

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.

February 21, 2014 2:56 pm
Bohlinger, Adams speak with Democrats; Walsh a no-show

Bohlinger, Adams speak with Democrats; Walsh a no-show

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.

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Democratic U.S. Senate dark horse Adams kicks off his campaign in hometown of Wilsall

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.

December 07, 2013 7:00 pm

Senate candidate Adams backs Medicaid expansion initiative

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.

November 22, 2013 4:34 pm
Walsh jumps into campaign for Senate

Walsh jumps into campaign for Senate

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.

October 03, 2013 9:35 am
Montana’s high-profile Senate race has no high-profile candidate yet

Montana’s high-profile Senate race has no high-profile candidate yet

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.

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Wilsall rancher/political unknown says he’s running as Democrat for Baucus’ Senate seat

Wilsall rancher/political unknown says he’s running as Democrat for Baucus’ Senate seat

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.

August 14, 2013 3:34 pm
600 calves expected at Lazy SR

600 calves expected at Lazy SR

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.

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