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Zinke outraised, outspent Lewis by more than 2-to-1

Zinke outraised, outspent Lewis by more than 2-to-1

HELENA — Rep.-elect Ryan Zinke raised and spent more than twice as much money as his Democratic opponent, John Lewis, in the race for Montana’s open House seat this year.

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Zinke says election was a 'mandate to actually do something'

Zinke says election was a 'mandate to actually do something'

HELENA — U.S. Rep.-elect Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., is headed to Washington Tuesday for an orientation for new members of Congress, to get a look at his personal congressional budget and to lobby to get on the committees he’s requested.

November 10, 2014 8:30 pmLoading…
Democrats come up short after Baucus' departure

Democrats come up short after Baucus' departure

It was a disheartening election cycle for Montana Democrats after the departure of U.S. Sen. Max Baucus to China.

November 05, 2014 1:32 pmLoading…
Zinke defeats Lewis in Montana U.S. House election

Zinke defeats Lewis in Montana U.S. House election

HELENA — Republican Ryan Zinke, a retired Navy SEAL commander and former state senator from Whitefish, won a decisive victory over John Lewis on Tuesday night to become Montana’s next congressman.

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House candidates

House candidates

Democrat John Lewis and Republican Ryan Zinke

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CAMPAIGN WATCH: Candidates home for final push

CAMPAIGN WATCH: Candidates home for final push

HELENA — On the eve of Election Day, candidates for federal office have found their way back to their Montana hometowns after extensive statewide tours to drive home their messages and get out the vote.

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Senate, House top races in Montana elections

Senate, House top races in Montana elections

HELENA — Republican Steve Daines is looking to capitalize on the Democrats having to switch candidates late in the campaign to win a seat long coveted by the GOP and help push the party closer to control of the U.S. Senate.

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From the editor: Using an off-hand remark to play gotcha is politicking worthy of gutter

From the editor: Using an off-hand remark to play gotcha is politicking worthy of gutter

Just in case you had thought better of the political process this campaign season, hold that thought.

November 02, 2014 6:05 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Democracy depends on voters’ well-informed decisions

Gazette opinion: Democracy depends on voters’ well-informed decisions

Montanans must finish voting Tuesday, four weeks after General Election balloting opened. If you are among the 167,000 Montanans who already returned ballots to your county elections office, thanks for keeping democracy alive and well in our state.

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House candidates Zinke, Lewis in stretch run

House candidates Zinke, Lewis in stretch run

HELENA — Democrat John Lewis and Republican Ryan Zinke are crisscrossing Montana in the final days before the election Tuesday in their race for an open seat in the House.

November 01, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Candidates crisscross state pushing voters to the polls

Candidates crisscross state pushing voters to the polls

There may be no candidate who knows better than Jon Tester the importance of high voter turnout in a nonpresidential election.

October 31, 2014 6:33 pm Photos

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Lewis says he’ll take steps to prevent ethical conflict with lobbyist wife

Lewis says he’ll take steps to prevent ethical conflict with lobbyist wife

HELENA — If he’s elected to the U.S. House, Democratic candidate John Lewis said he will put up a firewall to ensure no conflict of interest arises with his wife, Melissa Lewis, who is a registered lobbyist.

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Montana House candidates in final election push

Montana House candidates in final election push

HELENA — After more than a year of campaigning, candidates for Montana's lone U.S. House seat are making their final push to the Nov. 4 election in what might be the most competitive state race this year.

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Zinke out-raises Lewis in first half of October

Zinke out-raises Lewis in first half of October

HELENA — House Republican Ryan Zinke raised more than three times as much money as his Democratic opponent, John Lewis, from Oct. 1-15, the latest campaign finance reports show.

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In final debate, House candidates spar on health care, military records

In final debate, House candidates spar on health care, military records

GREAT FALLS — Democratic House candidate John Lewis denied helping write the Affordable Care Act as an aide to Sen. Max Baucus, while Republican Ryan Zinke insisted he’s released all of the military personnel records in his possession and had a stellar record as a Navy SEAL.

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Lewis, Zinke trade charges in debate

Lewis, Zinke trade charges in debate

HELENA — With the Nov. 4 election fast approaching, Democrat John Lewis and Republican Ryan Zinke disagreed often and accused each other of waffling on issues during a House debate in Kalispell on Sunday night.

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Daines, Zinke get support in new MSUB poll

Daines, Zinke get support in new MSUB poll

Montana Republican candidates show strong leads in U.S. Senate and House races, according to a poll released Friday by Montana State University Billings.

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Zinke raises more in last quarter than Lewis has in entire campaign

Zinke raises more in last quarter than Lewis has in entire campaign

HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke raised more money over the past three months than Democrat John Lewis has collected in his entire campaign.

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Lewis outlines priorities for veterans

Lewis outlines priorities for veterans

HELENA — Democratic House candidate John Lewis on Wednesday released a series of policy priorities for veterans that he said he will support if he’s elected.

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AD WATCH: Lewis ad attacks Zinke's second amendment record

AD WATCH: Lewis ad attacks Zinke's second amendment record

Ad content: The ad starts out with a photo of a Montana river scene. It then shows both Democratic House candidate Lewis and his opponent Ryan Zinke, separated by a diagonal line. Lewis disappears from the ad and the other panel has writing to make the same arguments against Zinke as the nar…

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AD WATCH: Zinke ad attacks Lewis' stance on gun control

AD WATCH: Zinke ad attacks Lewis' stance on gun control

This 30-second spot by Republican U.S. House race began airing on Montana TV stations on Oct. 7 and continues to run.

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John Lewis ad: 'Two'

John Lewis ad: 'Two'

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Gazette opinion: Lewis best prepared for Montana's House job

Gazette opinion: Lewis best prepared for Montana's House job

Both John Lewis and Ryan Zinke are Montana natives with careers in government service. Zinke served overseas in the U.S. Navy. Lewis worked for former U.S. Sen. Max Baucus in Washington and in Montana. He learned how Congress works and how to navigate myriad federal agencies to serve Montana…

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John Lewis

John Lewis

U.S. House candidate John Lewis answers a question during the Montana Congressional Debate on Monday at the Petro Theatre at MSUB.

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Lewis, Zinke debate federal budget, health care, global warming

Lewis, Zinke debate federal budget, health care, global warming

HELENA — U.S. House candidates John Lewis and Ryan disagreed sharply over balancing the federal budget, the Affordable Care Act and global warming in a debate in Bozeman on Saturday night.

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Libertarian Fellows seeks U.S. House seat

Libertarian Fellows seeks U.S. House seat

HELENA — Mike Fellows said he’s running for the U.S. House for three reasons: to try to balance the federal budget, reduce the federal debt and protect Second Amendment gun rights.

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Lewis, Zinke set for second debate in a week

Lewis, Zinke set for second debate in a week

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House candidate Lewis unveils public lands platform

House candidate Lewis unveils public lands platform

HELENA — House Democratic candidate John Lewis released his sportsmen’s and public lands platform Thursday that he said shows a clear contrast with the positions of his opponent, Ryan Zinke.

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Muted House debate draws fine-grained reactions

Muted House debate draws fine-grained reactions

Most of the barbs in the face-off Monday night between U.S. House candidates John Lewis and Ryan Zinke were thrown before the candidates had taken the stage.

September 29, 2014 9:39 pm Photos

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Montana Congressional Debate

Montana Congressional Debate

Images from the Montana Congressional Debate where U.S. Congressional candidates John Lewis and Ryan Zinke debated election issues Monday at Petro Theater on the MSUB campus.

September 29, 2014 9:04 pm Photos

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Montana Congressional Debate

Montana Congressional Debate

United States Congressional candidates Ryan Zinke and John Lewis debate election issues Monday at the Petro Theater at MSUB.

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John Lewis

John Lewis

United States Congressional candidate John Lewis answers a question during the Montana Congressional Debate on Monday at the Petro Theater at MSUB.

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The crowd watches the debate

The crowd watches the debate

United States Congressional candidates Ryan Zinke and John Lewis debate election issues Monday at the Petro Theater at MSUB.

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A Zinke supporter

A Zinke supporter

One of Ryan Zinke’s staff members wears a Seal Team One shirt and a Zinke campaign sticker Monday during the Montana Congressional Debate at the Petro Theater at MSUB.

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A John Lewis supporter

A John Lewis supporter

A John Lewis supporter holds up a sign in the back of the theater Monday at the Petro Theater at MSUB.

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Ryan Zinke answers a question

Ryan Zinke answers a question

United States Congressional candidate Ryan Zinke answers a question during the Montana Congressional Debate on Monday at the Petro Theater at MSUB.

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Ryan Zinke

Ryan Zinke

U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke.

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John Lewis

John Lewis

Democratic candidate John Lewis gives his opening statement at the Montana Congressional Debate on Monday at Petro Hall on the MSUB campus.

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Hundreds gather to watch U.S. Congressional candidates debate

Hundreds gather to watch U.S. Congressional candidates debate

Hundreds gathered to watch United States congressional candidates Ryan Zinke and John Lewis debate election issues Monday at Petro Theater at MSUB.

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Zinke and Lewis shake hands

Zinke and Lewis shake hands

U.S. House candidates Ryan Zinke and John Lewis shake hands after a debate on Sept. 29 at MSUB.

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Ryan Zinke

Ryan Zinke

U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke answers a question during the Montana Congressional debate in September at Petro Theater at Montana State University Billings. Zinke has released military evaluations of his SEALs career that he received from the Navy.

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Congressional Debate

Congressional Debate

United States congressional candidates Ryan Zinke, left, and John Lewis, right, debate election issues Monday at Petro Theater at MSUB.

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Live coverage: Montana congressional debate

Live coverage: Montana congressional debate

Ryan Zinke and John Lewis will participate in a congressional debate Monday in Billings. The debate will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in Petro Theater on the campus of Montana State University Billings. The event will be covered by the Billings Gazette and broadcast on public radio…

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Gazette opinion: Making the debate worth it

When the news came out Friday afternoon that Montana congressional candidate Ryan Zinke would indeed participate in a Billings debate scheduled for tonight, it was a really good thing.

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Zinke will attend Billings debate, campaign says

Zinke will attend Billings debate, campaign says

Ryan Zinke will participate in a congressional debate Monday with Democratic candidate John Lewis in Billings, his campaign said Friday.

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'Time for a change': Lewis presents himself as something different in race for House seat

'Time for a change': Lewis presents himself as something different in race for House seat

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a series of stories about statewide candidates. A profile of Republican House candidate Ryan Zinke will run next Sunday.

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Lewis says Zinke wants to cut Medicare; Zinke disagrees

Lewis says Zinke wants to cut Medicare; Zinke disagrees

HELENA — Returning fire with fire, Democratic House candidate John Lewis is airing a new TV ad that accuses Republican Ryan Zinke of backing a plan to cut Medicare, while protecting tax breaks for billionaires and out-of-state corporations.

September 19, 2014 9:21 am Video

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Zinke's ad contrasts what he, Lewis were doing in 1988 and 1996

Zinke's ad contrasts what he, Lewis were doing in 1988 and 1996

HELENA — In his first statewide television ad for the general election, Republican House candidate Ryan Zinke contrasts his background with that of his Democratic opponent, John Lewis.

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MetraPark crowd helps celebrate coal's role in Montana economy

MetraPark crowd helps celebrate coal's role in Montana economy

“We are not going to power our nation,” congressional candidate Ryan Zinke told the 700 or so people attending Saturday’s Coal Appreciation Day, “on pixie dust and hope.”

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House candidate Lewis offers debt-reduction plan

House candidate Lewis offers debt-reduction plan

HELENA — Democratic House candidate John Lewis on Friday released five ideas that he said would help reduce the $17 trillion federal debt.

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