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Gazette opinion: Let’s get positive on General Election campaign

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.

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Zinke, Lewis win House primaries

Zinke, Lewis win House primaries

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.

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Daines, Walsh advance in race for U.S. Senate

Daines, Walsh advance in race for U.S. Senate

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.

June 03, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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5 things to know about today's Republican U.S. House primary

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.

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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.

June 02, 2014 4:10 pmLoading…

GOP House race tops primary contests

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.

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Majority of Yellowstone County's votes are already in

Majority of Yellowstone County's votes are already in

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.

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5 GOP House hopefuls debate in Kalispell

HELENA — All five House Republican candidates will take part in a final debate Wednesday in Kalispell.

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Rosendale, Stapleton make big loans to their campaigns

Rosendale, Stapleton make big loans to their campaigns

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.

May 23, 2014 11:35 am

Zinke-founded SuperPAC spent $75,000 more in support of his candidacy

HELENA — Special Operations for America has spent about $75,000 more in independent expenditures on advertising in support of Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke, reports filed this week show.

May 21, 2014 6:51 am
Many priorities for Montana's U.S. House candidates

Many priorities for Montana's U.S. House candidates

The Gazette asked: What is the most urgent, important issue affecting Montana that Congress must act on in 2015?

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Some House hopefuls gaining endorsements

Some House hopefuls gaining endorsements

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.

May 18, 2014 9:49 pm
Turiano rents billboards to promote candidacy, impeach Obama

Turiano rents billboards to promote candidacy, impeach Obama

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.

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U.S. House candidates sound off on public lands policy

U.S. House candidates sound off on public lands policy

As part of The Gazette's effort to inform voters in advance of the June 3 primary, The Gazette invited all Montana candidates for Congress to answer a series of four questions. Answers to the second questions are printed today, the next Q&A will run on May 14. The Gazette asked: Should f…

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New super PAC is helping Stapleton

New super PAC is helping Stapleton

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.

May 06, 2014 7:53 pm
Montana's U.S. House candidates give their proposals on national debt

Montana's U.S. House candidates give their proposals on national debt

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

April 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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5 Republicans seek U.S. House bid

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.

April 19, 2014 6:29 pm

Other candidates react to land-transfer idea

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:

April 18, 2014 8:51 pm
Rosendale calls for transferring federal lands to state

Rosendale calls for transferring federal lands to state

HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Matt Rosendale is proposing that the federal government transfer Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands in Montana to the state to manage and control. 

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Zinke tops fundraising in U.S. House race

Zinke tops fundraising in U.S. House race

HELENA — Republican Ryan Zinke leads the chase for money so far in U.S. House race, reports filed this week showed.

April 16, 2014 10:05 pm Photos

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Money raised in U.S. House campaign

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.

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'Stand tall for freedom': Rosendale shoots drone in TV ad

'Stand tall for freedom': Rosendale shoots drone in TV ad

HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Matt Rosendale’s campaign launched an ad on statewide television Monday that depicts him shooting a drone as a protest against government spying on citizens.

April 14, 2014 6:22 pm Video

Abortion, pro-life issues spice up first GOP House candidate debate

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.

March 24, 2014 9:30 pm
Rosendale’s campaign treasury boosted by his loans

Rosendale’s campaign treasury boosted by his loans

HELENA — Without his $500,000 in personal loans, state Sen. Matt Rosendale, R-Glendive, would have had the smallest campaign treasury of the major candidates for the U.S. House here as of Dec. 31.

March 23, 2014 12:30 am
U.S. House campaign reports: Zinke mixes Montana and out-of-state donations

U.S. House campaign reports: Zinke mixes Montana and out-of-state donations

HELENA — The stories on the campaign finances of U.S. House candidates John, Matt Rosendale, Corey Stapleton and Ryan Zinke were based on the reports filed with the Federal Election Commission covering donations through Dec. 30. 2013.

March 23, 2014 12:30 am Related

Gazette opinion: Too much campaign rhetoric on repealing ACA

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…

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Rosendale loans another $250K to House campaign

Rosendale loans another $250K to House campaign

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.

January 31, 2014 5:32 pm
House hopeful Rosendale cites support for resource development

House hopeful Rosendale cites support for resource development

HELENA — State Sen. Matt Rosendale, the second Republican to file for the open U.S. House seat, said he stands out among his opponents “as the most consistent supporter of resource development and property rights and gun rights for the citizens of Montana.”

January 10, 2014 5:43 pm
Billings lawmaker eyeing U.S. House seat

Billings lawmaker eyeing U.S. House seat

Billings state legislator Elsie Arntzen won’t be filing for the U.S. House race — at least not this week.

January 08, 2014 4:35 pm

Zinke announces U.S. House candidacy in Billings

Republican Ryan Zinke announced his candidacy for the U.S. House in Billings on Monday.

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In announcement for House bid, Rosendale raps ACA, drones, debt

In announcement for House bid, Rosendale raps ACA, drones, debt

HELENA — State Sen. Matt Rosendale, R-Glendive, kicked off his campaign for the U.S. House on Tuesday by criticizing the federal government’s invasion of Americans’ civil liberties, its takeover of the health care system and its soaring national debt.

October 15, 2013 3:09 pm

Rosendale raises $321,000, including his own $250,000, for GOP House race

HELENA — State Sen. Matt Rosendale, R-Glendive, has raised nearly $321,000 so far for his expected 2014 U.S. House race, including putting $250,000 of his own money into the campaign.

October 11, 2013 5:05 pm
Matt Rosendale

Matt Rosendale

State Sen. Matt Rosendale filed paperwork last week with the Federal Election Commission to raise money for either a U.S. House or Senate run in 2014.

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Rosendale starts raising money for Congress

Rosendale starts raising money for Congress

HELENA - A Republican state lawmaker is starting to raise money for either a U.S. House or Senate run in 2014.

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Bullock shows true colors with appointments

Gov. Bullock has shown his true colors in his latest appointments. Peggy Ames Nerud was picked for the Board of Oil & Gas Conservation, the quasi-judicial state agency that regulates oil and gas in Montana.

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Five Republicans looking at House race—if Daines runs for Senate

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.

July 22, 2013 7:09 pm
Bill to fund infrastructure, other programs in oil-gas-impacted counties headed for approval

Bill to fund infrastructure, other programs in oil-gas-impacted counties headed for approval

HELENA — Cities, counties and schools in Eastern Montana affected by the oil boom along the North Dakota-Montana border are one step closer to getting millions of dollars of state money to help pay for water, sewer and other projects.

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Legislature poised to help on oil, gas impacts from drilling boom

Legislature poised to help on oil, gas impacts from drilling boom

HELENA — Plenty of big issues are a long way from solved at the 2013 Legislature, but at least one looks like a sure thing: creating a multimillion-dollar fund to help Eastern Montana cities and counties deal with impacts from booming oil development.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Time to eliminate Montana's death penalty

It is often said that support for the death penalty is a mile wide but an inch deep — people often support it, but they haven’t spent too much time figuring out why. It is understandable that, in reaction to a violent and senseless crime, the community would want to see justice done. But aft…

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Sen. Matt Rosendale, R-Glendive

Sen. Matt Rosendale, R-Glendive

Matt Rosendale's two $250,000 personal loans gave him the largest campaign war chest of the four major candidates who had filed for the open House seat last year.

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Battles abound in Montana legislative races

There’s no shortage of intriguing match-ups in this year’s races for the 2013 Legislature.

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Guest opinion: Let's keep putting fly ash to good use in Montana roads, bridges

Like most Montanans, I get pretty upset when I hear about waste. If we can recycle a valuable product that serves an important purpose – and create jobs in the process – then why wouldn’t we? Well, that’s exactly what fly ash offers. It’s a byproduct of electric power plants that’s recycled …

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Make supportive comments on pipeline by Oct. 9

Recently I attended a public meeting at the Dawson Community College which the Department of State held to gather comments about the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. Transcanada proposes to build the pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast. The 1,700-mile project would transport oil from Canada…

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House panel kills health insurance exchange bills

HELENA — Republicans on a House committee Wednesday killed two bills that would create a federally required, health insurance Internet marketplace for consumers in Montana, saying they want nothing to do with implementing the 2010 federal health reform law.

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House endorses pro-development rewrite of subdivision laws

House endorses pro-development rewrite of subdivision laws

HELENA — The Montana House on Tuesday endorsed a bill making pro-developer changes in Montana's subdivision review laws to restrict how planners can consider a housing development's impacts on agriculture or future land use.

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