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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.

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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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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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John Lewis answers a question

John Lewis answers a question

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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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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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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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

Ryan Zinke

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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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

United States Congressional candidates Ryan Zinke and John Lewis shake hands and chat following the conclusion of the Montana Congressional Debate on Monday at the Petro Theater at MSUB.

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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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Republican Zinke relishes battle for House seat

Republican Zinke relishes battle for House seat

Editor’s note: A similar campaign profile ran Sept. 21 on Democratic House candidate John Lewis.

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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.

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Lewis wants to close gender pay gap; seeks women for 'brain trust'

Lewis wants to close gender pay gap; seeks women for 'brain trust'

HELENA — Democratic congressional candidate John Lewis on Wednesday endorsed a federal bill aimed at reducing the differences in pay between men and women as part of his platform on women and families.

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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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U.S. House candidate Zinke outlines education priorities

U.S. House candidate Zinke outlines education priorities

HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke on Friday outlined his priorities for education, saying states, rather than the federal government, should dictate school standards and have more flexibility in using federal education money.

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In state’s major congressional races, 1 debate scheduled, 1 other looks likely

In state’s major congressional races, 1 debate scheduled, 1 other looks likely

HELENA — Just eight weeks before the election, an Oct. 4 debate between Montana’s U.S. House candidates is the only debate scheduled for any candidates in state congressional races — but another one appears likely to happen.

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New Lewis ad accuses Zinke of wanting to cut education, Medicare

New Lewis ad accuses Zinke of wanting to cut education, Medicare

HELENA — In a new TV ad Monday, Democratic House candidate John Lewis promotes his ideas and accuses Republican Ryan Zinke of wanting to cut education and Medicare to pay for tax breaks to corporations and billionaires.

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Guest opinion: Why House debates matter to Montanans

Guest opinion: Why House debates matter to Montanans

Debates are a proud part of the Montana tradition and I intend to put myself out there for folks to judge whether I meet their high standards. In an era of unprecedented campaign spending, debates remain a bastion for the free exchange of ideas where voters can size up the candidates out in …

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Guest opinion: Looking forward to Bozeman House debate

Guest opinion: Looking forward to Bozeman House debate

You can tell it’s election season. The political ads are flying, the campaign mailers are being delivered, and unfortunately, we have seen the level of rhetoric and political posturing increase as Election Day draws near, which is why I just wanted to take a moment to set the record straight…

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Ryan Zinke

Ryan Zinke

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MontanaPBS scrubs U.S. House debate coverage

MontanaPBS scrubs U.S. House debate coverage

BOZEMAN — MontanaPBS has canceled its broadcast coverage plans for an upcoming debate in Montana's U.S. House race now that one of the two candidates isn't planning to attend.

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Gazette opinion: Zinke flunks political courage test

Gazette opinion: Zinke flunks political courage test

The major party candidates for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to get elected. Much more is being spent on their behalf by PACs and parties. All of that money goes to carefully presenting the candidate as he wants to be seen in ads, news releases …

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House candidates

House candidates

Democrat John Lewis and Republican Ryan Zinke.

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John Lewis ad, "My Family"

John Lewis ad, "My Family"

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Congressional candidate Lewis unveils first TV ad; takes veiled shot at Zinke

Congressional candidate Lewis unveils first TV ad; takes veiled shot at Zinke

HELENA — Democratic U.S. House candidate John Lewis unveiled his first TV ad of the campaign Monday, in which he takes a veiled shot at his Republican opponent, Ryan Zinke.

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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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In House race, Lewis gets 71% of funds from Montana vs. 28% for Zinke

HELENA — Democrat John Lewis and Republican Ryan Zinke are taking opposite approaches in their campaign fundraising for the U.S. House, with Lewis relying heavily on individual Montana donors, as Zinke depends more on out-of-state contributors.

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U.S. House heavyweights to campaign for Lewis, Zinke next week

HELENA — Some top leaders of the U.S. House will be in Montana next week to appear at fundraisers for U.S. House candidates Ryan Zinke and John Lewis.

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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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Joint Service Commendation, 1997

Joint Service Commendation, 1997

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Joint Service Commendation Medal

Joint Service Commendation Medal

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Meritorious Service Medal 2006

Meritorious Service Medal 2006

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Navy Commendation Medal, 1995

Navy Commendation Medal, 1995

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Navy Commendation Medal, 1996

Navy Commendation Medal, 1996

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Navy and Marine Corps Commendation 1995

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation 1995

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Meritorious Service Medal, 2007

Meritorious Service Medal, 2007

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Navy Achievement Medal, 1989

Navy Achievement Medal, 1989

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Zinke releases some Navy records on SEAL career; Dems seek more

Zinke releases some Navy records on SEAL career; Dems seek more

HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke recently released some of his military records that show he was a highly decorated Navy SEAL during his 23-year career, but the Montana Democratic Party has called on him to release all of his records.

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US House candidates' energy plans reveal contrasts

US House candidates' energy plans reveal contrasts

Montana's U.S. House candidates claim to offer "all-of-the-above" solutions to the nation's energy problems — a familiar mantra among politicians keen to give equal attention to fossil fuels and renewables such as wind and solar.

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