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U.S. Rep. Zinke: It's time to take a stand on public lands

U.S. Rep. Zinke: It's time to take a stand on public lands

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke told state lawmakers that while Montana's public lands are sacred, federal mismanagement is such that it's time to take a stand.

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Ryan Zinke said he viewed 'American Sniper' inspiration as commander, father

Ryan Zinke said he viewed 'American Sniper' inspiration as commander, father

U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke knew Chris Kyle, the subject of “American Sniper,” when Zinke was commander of special forces in the Fallujah area of Iraq in 2004.

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Montana’s congressional delegation reacts to Obama's speech

Montana’s congressional delegation reacts to Obama's speech

HELENA — Montana’s congressional delegation split along party lines Monday night with Democratic Sen. Jon Tester praising President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, while Republican Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Ryan Zinke criticized the president.

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Montana congressmen balk at Air Force bomber training plans

Montana congressmen balk at Air Force bomber training plans

Calling the Air Force unwise for moving ahead with a bomber training complex over parts of the Bakken, U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines said they would fight the proposal.

January 16, 2015 11:30 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Congress must refuel highway fund fast

Gazette opinion: Congress must refuel highway fund fast

Back in 1993, gas sold for about $1 a gallon all year. And Congress did something that it has been loathe to do since: Raised the federal fuel tax that builds and maintains our nation’s transportation system.

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Democrats blast Zinke's pick of former super PAC treasurer as chief of staff

Democrats blast Zinke's pick of former super PAC treasurer as chief of staff

HELENA — A Montana Democratic Party official on Tuesday criticized new Rep. Ryan Zinke for hiring as his chief of staff the former treasurer of a political action committee that spent $250,000 in independent expenditures in support of Zinke’s candidacy and against one of his opponents.

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Daines, Zinke sworn in to new posts

Daines, Zinke sworn in to new posts

HELENA — Republican Steve Daines became Montana’s newest U.S. senator Tuesday, while fellow Republican Ryan Zinke was sworn in as the state’s lone congressman to succeed Daines.

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Zinke announces offices, key staff

Zinke announces offices, key staff

HELENA — U.S. Rep.-elect Ryan Zinke has announced the location of his offices and members of his staff.

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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 assigned to Armed Services, Natural Resources committees

Zinke assigned to Armed Services, Natural Resources committees

HELENA — Rep.-elect Ryan Zinke said Thursday that he has been assigned to the House Armed Services and Natural Resources committee, which were his top choices.

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Congressman-elect Zinke announces Randy Vogel as state director

Congressman-elect Zinke announces Randy Vogel as state director

HELENA — U.S. Rep.-elect Ryan Zinke has appointed Randy Vogel to lead his Montana staff as state director.

December 02, 2014 12:01 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: What Montana's outdoor business needs from Congress

Those of us who make a living in Montana’s outdoors keep track of a few important events on the calendar: the start of ski season, the end of hunting season, road closures in Glacier and Yellowstone and, yes, even Election Day.

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Guest opinion: Bipartisan possibilities in roads, pipeline, postal and tax reform

It’s no secret that Election Day brought some change to Congress. For the first time since you elected me to the U.S. Senate, I will be a member of the minority party.

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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.

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National trends 'carried in Montana'; Dems fell short in urban areas

National trends 'carried in Montana'; Dems fell short in urban areas

HELENA — Steve Daines and Ryan Zinke captured seats in the U.S. Senate and House on Tuesday by each winning 50 of the state’s 56 counties.

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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

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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.

November 03, 2014 2:48 pmLoading…
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.

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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.

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Zinke says lesson learned in travel expense audit

Zinke says lesson learned in travel expense audit

HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke said Tuesday that he learned a lesson after being cited for lapses of judgment in a Navy evaluation.

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Many challenges await Montana's next congressman

Montana's next congressman will soon be chosen and it is vital that our next representative will fight to do what is best for our state and for our nation. The challenges we face — our $18 trillion national debt, rising health care costs and threats to our national security are real — and to…

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Zinke had 1 review in which he was marked down for 'lapses in judgment'

Zinke had 1 review in which he was marked down for 'lapses in judgment'

HELENA — House candidate Ryan Zinke on Monday released all of his Navy personnel evaluations, including one from mid-1999 in which he was marked down for lapses in judgment over two disputed travel claims, but was otherwise praised and recommended for an early promotion.

October 27, 2014 7:21 pmLoading…
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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Zinke seeking quick release of military record

Zinke seeking quick release of military record

HELENA — Facing mounting pressure, Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke said Thursday he is working to find and release a missing military record before the Nov. 4 election.

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Navy hasn’t released Zinke’s records yet

Navy hasn’t released Zinke’s records yet

HELENA — The U.S. Navy has not yet responded to a formal request sent Sept. 1 by House Republican candidate Ryan Zinke for copies of his military personnel records covering his 23-year-career as a Navy SEAL, his campaign said Wednesday.

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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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Zinke wants federal land decisions OK'd by local government

Zinke wants federal land decisions OK'd by local government

HELENA — Republican House candidate Ryan Zinke said Wednesday he will work to restore access to public roads and require local government officials to sign off on federal land management decisions before they’re implemented.

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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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Ryan Zinke commercial

Ryan Zinke commercial

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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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October 04, 2014 9:29 am Photos

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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.

October 02, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…
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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