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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.

September 21, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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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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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.

September 17, 2014 7:05 pmLoading…
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.”

September 13, 2014 8:19 pm Photos

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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.

September 11, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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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.

August 12, 2014 1:49 pm Photos

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Joint Service Commendation, 1997

Joint Service Commendation, 1997

August 09, 2014 10:04 pm
Joint Service Commendation Medal

Joint Service Commendation Medal

August 09, 2014 10:04 pm
Meritorious Service Medal 2006

Meritorious Service Medal 2006

August 09, 2014 10:04 pm
Navy Commendation Medal, 1995

Navy Commendation Medal, 1995

August 09, 2014 10:04 pm
Navy Commendation Medal, 1996

Navy Commendation Medal, 1996

August 09, 2014 10:05 pm
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation 1995

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation 1995

August 09, 2014 10:05 pm
Meritorious Service Medal, 2007

Meritorious Service Medal, 2007

August 09, 2014 9:54 pm
Navy Achievement Medal, 1989

Navy Achievement Medal, 1989

August 09, 2014 9:38 pm
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.

August 03, 2014 9:32 am Photos

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Zinke unveils energy plan, focuses on resource extraction

Zinke unveils energy plan, focuses on resource extraction

Republican U.S. House hopeful Ryan Zinke was in Billings on Wednesday presenting an energy policy he says will put Montanans to work building infrastructure for resource extraction.

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Ryan Zinke talks up energy plan in Billings

Ryan Zinke talks up energy plan in Billings

U.S. Congressional candidate Ryan Zinke describes his plan for the future of energy development.

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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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Mikkelsen now running Zinke campaign

HELENA — Republican House candidate Ryan Zinke has changed campaign managers after winning the primary last month.

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U.S. House candidate Zinke's assets exceed those of Lewis

U.S. House candidate Zinke's assets exceed those of Lewis

HELENA — House Republican candidate Ryan Zinke has amassed more in personal wealth than his Democratic opponent, John Lewis, their financial disclosure statements filed with the House show.

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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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Zinke has raised most in House race; Lewis has most cash in bank

Zinke has raised most in House race; Lewis has most cash in bank

HELENA — Republican candidate Ryan Zinke has raised the most money so far in the race for the U.S. House, but his Democratic opponent, John Lewis, has the most cash left in the bank, new Federal Election Commission reports released Monday show.

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Campaign Watch: Walsh offers coal proposal; Daines sponsors rural water bill

Campaign Watch: Walsh offers coal proposal; Daines sponsors rural water bill

HELENA — This week, candidates have been busy introducing legislation and laying out their campaign platforms. Here's a look at the week's most interesting and important developments in Montana's election campaigns:

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Lewis touts plan to cut pay for Congress, reduce pensions

Lewis touts plan to cut pay for Congress, reduce pensions

HELENA — Democratic U.S. House candidate John Lewis released a plan Tuesday to clean up Congress that calls for cutting members’ $174,000-a-year pay by 10 percent and eliminating their “gold-plated” pensions.

July 08, 2014 1:01 pm Video Photos

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Guest opinion: GOP must reclaim wisdom of TR, Lincoln

Many Republicans have been waiting and wishing to vote for a Republican U.S. Senate. But no matter how decent or even reasonable Steve Daines may be, he is beholden to the party with a loud and demanding base that perverts reasonableness and insists on slavish obedience to a toxic orthodoxy.

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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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From the editor: Debating the debates

When I sent the letters, the grease from Election Night pizza hadn’t even made its way out of my system, and I was running on caffeine and adrenaline.

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Zinke, Daines call for unity in GOP convention speeches

Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke made a strong pitch for party unity in a speech at the state Republican Party convention on Saturday.

June 21, 2014 4:05 pmLoading…
Zinke pitches unity among Montana Republicans

Zinke pitches unity among Montana Republicans

Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke made a strong pitch for party unity in a speech at the state Republican Party convention on Saturday.

June 21, 2014 4:05 pm
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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Highway funds — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Highway funds — 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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Land ownership — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Land ownership — 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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Budget cuts — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Budget cuts — 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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