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Gubernatorial elections

Gubernatorial elections

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U.S. Senate elections

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John Lewis ad, "Montana Roots.

John Lewis ad, "Montana Roots.

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GOP committee sues to close Montana primaries

GOP committee sues to close Montana primaries

HELENA — Ravalli County Republicans sued the state Monday in an attempt to require voters to register with the GOP in order to participate in the party’s primary elections.

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Senate candidate Curtis outlines plans to improve education for students

Senate candidate Curtis outlines plans to improve education for students

MISSOULA — On Day 11 of her campaign for the U.S. Senate, Amanda Curtis released a six-point plan to improve education for students.

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Wyoming's primary election results certified

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The State Canvassing Board has certified last week's primary election results.

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Natrona County recount confirms commissioner results

CASPER, Wyo. — A recount has confirmed that Natrona County commissioner candidate Steve Schlager won a spot on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

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Touch-screen voting slowed Laramie County results

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Slow-counting touch-screen voting machines are one reason the initial results of Tuesday's primary election in Laramie County were not available until after 10:30 p.m., officials said.

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Superintendent candidate Balow's campaign moves on after primary win

Superintendent candidate Balow's campaign moves on after primary win

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Fresh off a Republican primary victory, state schools superintendent candidate Jillian Balow says her campaign will be readjusting its focus for the general election.

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Gazette opinion: Just like the good ol' days of campaigning

Gazette opinion: Just like the good ol' days of campaigning

It sounds a bit odd to get sentimental about policy.

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Contested GOP races as Enzi, Lummis seek new terms

Contested GOP races as Enzi, Lummis seek new terms

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two strong incumbents, U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi and U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, face perhaps their biggest challenges this election year as they compete with lesser-known challengers in Wyoming's Republican primary Tuesday.

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Wyoming votes on GOP gubernatorial candidates

Wyoming votes on GOP gubernatorial candidates

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A three-way race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination topped the list of contests in Tuesday's Wyoming primaries, whose results are often the last word in state politics since registered Republicans outnumber Democrats better than 2 to 1.

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Walsh giving $180,000 in campaign funds to Democratic party; can't give it to Curtis

Walsh giving $180,000 in campaign funds to Democratic party; can't give it to Curtis

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh, who withdrew Aug. 7 as a candidate for his U.S. Senate seat, is distributing nearly $180,000 of his leftover campaign funds to other Democratic candidates and state party groups.

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5 things to know about Wyoming's primary

5 things to know about Wyoming's primary

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Tuesday's primary will decide how Wyoming voters rate Gov. Matt Mead's first term in office and whether his two challengers have gained traction within the state Republican Party. Here are five things to know about the vote:

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Linda McCulloch: Ballot measure threatens voting rights

Linda McCulloch: Ballot measure threatens voting rights

Women across the state are preparing to vote in the general election on Nov. 4. Current law secures their right — and the right for every voter — to register and cast a ballot through the close of polls on Election Day. It’s a fundamental liberty that should be secured and protected as we ce…

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Political practices commissioner removes 5 from Montana ballot

Political practices commissioner removes 5 from Montana ballot

HELENA — The state will remove three legislative candidates and two candidates for county commissions from the Nov. 4 ballot after they failed to file campaign finance reports, the commissioner of political practices said.

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Democrat Gosar: Look beyond my party

Democrat Gosar: Look beyond my party

TORRINGTON, Wyo. — Pete Gosar kept up a steady jog down Main Street in Torrington. He crisscrossed the road to shake hands with people in folding chairs watching the Goshen County Fair Parade.

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Haynes campaigns on religion, distrust of feds

Haynes campaigns on religion, distrust of feds

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — If you didn't know Dr. Taylor Haynes is running for governor of Wyoming, you might easily mistake him for a cowboy preacher.

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Cindy Hill says she's running to protect freedoms

Cindy Hill says she's running to protect freedoms

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Republicans face dueling versions of the same story as they consider Cindy Hill's candidacy for governor in this month's primary.

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Montana candidates for U.S. House offer ideas for veterans

Montana candidates for U.S. House offer ideas for veterans

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.

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Incumbent Treasurer Gordon faces Redo in debate

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Incumbent Wyoming Treasurer Mark Gordon emphasized in a debate Monday in Riverton that Wyoming's multibillion-dollar portfolio demands professional management.

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Four Democrats running for U.S. Senate

CASPER, Wyo. -- Wyoming’s Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate said they are running because they are common, working people.

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Walsh drops out of U.S. Senate race

Walsh drops out of U.S. Senate race

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.

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Judge approves settlement in campaign finance suit

Judge approves settlement in campaign finance suit

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A provision of Wyoming law that restricted third-party political candidate fundraising is unconstitutional and can't be enforced, a federal judge has ordered.

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Sen. Walsh cancels events; in Helena meeting with advisers

Sen. Walsh cancels events; in Helena meeting with advisers

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh, who has canceled several campaign appearances this week, remained in Helena on Wednesday as he pondered whether to stay in the U.S. Senate race in the wake of revelations that he plagiarized portions of a master’s degree paper.

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Montana House candidate John Lewis offers agriculture plan

Montana House candidate John Lewis offers agriculture plan

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.

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Voting office to open on Blackfeet reservation

HELENA — Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch says a satellite voting office will open on the Blackfeet Reservation for late voter registration and in-person absentee voting.

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Defense Department to oversee plagiarism investigation of Walsh

Defense Department to oversee plagiarism investigation of Walsh

HELENA — The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh of Montana, the college’s provost said Tuesday.

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League of Women Voters hosting candidate debates

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Candidates running for Wyoming secretary of state and state superintendent of public instruction are set to debate Monday evening in Cheyenne.

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Ide, Perkins vie for SD29

Ide, Perkins vie for SD29

While Bob Ide’s concerns about big government's overreach into people’s lives and businesses have prompted him to run for Senate District 29, incumbent Sen. Drew Perkins hopes to be re-elected to work on his goals, including expanding and diversifying Wyoming’s economy.

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Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

HELENA — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Campaign watch: This week in the race to November

Campaign watch: This week in the race to November

HELENA — This week Democratic U.S. Sen. John Walsh dominated campaign news with revelations that his thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College in 2007 contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers. His challenger for the sea…

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Walsh says he was being treated for PTSD when he plagiarized paper

Walsh says he was being treated for PTSD when he plagiarized paper

HELENA — The New York Times reported Wednesday that Montana’s newest senator, Democrat John Walsh, plagiarized large portions of his final paper submitted for his 2007 master’s degree at the U.S. Army War College.

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VanDyke back on ballot for Montana Supreme Court

VanDyke back on ballot for Montana Supreme Court

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.

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Enzi tops fundraising list in 2014 campaign

Enzi tops fundraising list in 2014 campaign

CASPER, Wyo. — Sen. Mike Enzi is the top fundraiser among congressional candidates in the state in the most recent quarter.

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Democrats ask U.S. Navy for Zinke military records

HELENA — Montana Democrats released a letter Wednesday asking for Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke’s military records under the Freedom of Information Act.

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Wyoming governor candidate says feds have no authority in state

Wyoming governor candidate says feds have no authority in state

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Cheyenne doctor and rancher running as a Republican for Wyoming's governor has staked out positions further right than any other major candidate this year by claiming federal agencies have no authority in the state and federal judges have no power to say otherwise.

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House candidate Zinke's debt now up to $83,000

HELENA — House candidate Ryan Zinke’s total campaign debt is now at about $83,300 under an amended Federal Election Commission report, up $26,000 from the $57,300 debt reported earlier this week.

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Daines raises $1.4M since April for Senate run

Daines raises $1.4M since April for Senate run

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines has raised more than $1.4 million in the past three months in his fight to unseat U.S. Sen. John Walsh in the November election.

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Lawmaker's attempt to toss complaint rejected

Lawmaker's attempt to toss complaint rejected

HELENA — A judge has rejected the Montana Senate majority leader's attempt to dismiss charges that his campaign took illegal contributions and coordinated with a conservative group.

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Walsh raises $900K since mid-May for Senate run

Walsh raises $900K since mid-May for Senate run

HELENA — U.S. Sen. John Walsh has raised nearly $900,000 since mid-May as he seeks to fight off a challenge by U.S. Rep. Steve Daines in November's election.

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Campaign watch: Candidates

Campaign watch: Candidates

HELENA — The Fourth of July in an election year sees candidates pressing the flesh at parades and other holiday events.

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Super PAC spending $1.7M in Montana Senate race

Super PAC spending $1.7M in Montana Senate race

WASHINGTON — High-dollar donors' favorite political machine on Tuesday began booking $20 million in television air time for an advertising blitz aimed at tipping six Senate seats into Republican hands.

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Democrats file election complaint against Zinke

HELENA — The Montana Democratic Party filed a complaint Monday with the Federal Election Commission seeking an investigation into connections between Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke and the super PAC he founded.

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Fundraising for 1-cent campaign lags behind 2010 figures

Fundraising for 1-cent campaign lags behind 2010 figures

The Natrona County 1-Cent Committee has raised $2,500 in the early going of its fundraising campaign to get out the vote for the optional 1-cent sales tax, according to committee treasurer Lacy Crowder.

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Crews work on the back end of the engine bays at the new Casper Fire Station No. 2 in early April in Casper. The new station, on South Coffman Street near Wyoming Boulevard, is being constructed in part with money from the optional 1-cent sales tax funds.

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Lindeen exploring run for secretary of state in 2016

Lindeen exploring run for secretary of state in 2016

HELENA — State Auditor Monica Lindeen confirmed Wednesday that’s she exploring whether to run for Montana secretary of state in 2016 — but said she’s a long way from deciding.

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Montana Republicans vote for closed primaries, for runoff elections

Montana Republicans vote for closed primaries, for runoff elections

Irked at what they believe is Democrats interfering in their primary elections, state Republican Party delegates on Saturday called for closing their primaries and allowing only registered Republicans to vote in them.

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Outside money — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Outside money — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Republican Ryan Zinke, Democrat John Lewis and Libertarian Mike Fellows squared off in a debate for Montana's sole U.S. House seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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