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Gazette opinion: Dear federal government, just send help to Bakken

Gazette opinion: Dear federal government, just send help to Bakken

Dear Attorney General Eric Holder (and federal lawmakers),

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Financial disclosure: Daines worth millions; Walsh, a lot less

Financial disclosure: Daines worth millions; Walsh, a lot less

HELENA — U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines, by far, is the wealthiest member of Montana’s congressional delegation — and, according to financial-disclosure reports, has personal wealth more than 125 times that of his Democratic opponent, Sen. John Walsh.

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House highway funding fix could keep Montana road construction rolling

House highway funding fix could keep Montana road construction rolling

Montana won't likely have to hit the brakes on its summer road construction after a last-minute federal budget patch passed Tuesday in the U.S. House.

July 15, 2014 5:33 pmLoading…
Daines asks feds for specifics on 2014 drug enforcement strategy

Daines asks feds for specifics on 2014 drug enforcement strategy

Calling current federal drug-fighting resources in Montana insufficient, U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., is asking Attorney General Eric Holder for more details about a recently announced drug control strategy.

July 15, 2014 12:30 pmLoading…
Daines raises $1.4M since April for Senate run

Daines raises $1.4M since April for Senate run

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines has raised more than $1.4 million in the past three months in his fight to unseat U.S. Sen. John Walsh in the November election.

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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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Guest opinion: Speak up now to keep Montana waters clean

If you live in Montana, there’s a very good chance you are like me and love being outside to enjoy the beauty our great state has to offer. In fact, according to The Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research, nearly three-fourths of Montana residents vacation within the state, many of wh…

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Gazette opinion: Congress must deliver post office business reforms

The U.S. Postal Service has been struggling financially for years while Congress has failed to reform laws that micromanage this big, important business.

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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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Daines visits Smokejumper Center, touts timber harvest plan

Daines visits Smokejumper Center, touts timber harvest plan

Logging more timber and using disaster-funding methods should help the U.S. Forest Service improve its firefighting ability, U.S. Rep. Steve Daines said during a visit to the Missoula Smokejumper Center.

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Gazette opinion: Go west for Rims route, Billings belt loop

Gazette opinion: Go west for Rims route, Billings belt loop

A long-overdue conversation on Billings transportation needs took place recently when the committee representing city, county and state decision makers confronted the need for another route up the Rims.

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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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Daines levels new charge against Walsh’s Guard leadership; Guard, Walsh dispute facts

Daines levels new charge against Walsh’s Guard leadership; Guard, Walsh dispute facts

HELENA — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines is running a new TV ad accusing Democratic Sen. John Walsh of condoning sex discrimination while heading the Montana National Guard — a charge Walsh and current Guard officials say is untrue.

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Guest opinion: Conserve habitat now instead of politicizing sage grouse

Guest opinion: Conserve habitat now instead of politicizing sage grouse

The forthcoming decision on listing the greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act has sparked controversy, fear and anger among Westerners. As expected, legislators are politicizing the issue — and not necessarily for the greater good.

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Zinke, Daines call for unity in GOP convention speeches

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.

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Walsh, Tester, Daines oppose further military involvement in Iraq

Walsh, Tester, Daines oppose further military involvement in Iraq

HELENA — The three members of Montana’s congressional delegation say they’re opposed to sending any additional U.S. troops or advisers into Iraq to help quell a Sunni Muslim-led insurgency.

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Affordable Care Act — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

Affordable Care Act — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Libertarian Roger Roots squared off in a debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Earmarks — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

Earmarks — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Libertarian Roger Roots squared off in a debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Iraq — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

Iraq — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Libertarian Roger Roots squared off in a debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Racism — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

Racism — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Libertarian Roger Roots squared off in a debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Libertarian Roger Roots squared off in a debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Campaign funding — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

Campaign funding — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Libertarian Roger Roots squared off in a debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Minimum wage — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

Minimum wage — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Libertarian Roger Roots squared off in a debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Personal liberty — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

Personal liberty — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Libertarian Roger Roots squared off in a debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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VA troubles — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

VA troubles — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Libertarian Roger Roots squared off in a debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Women's pay disparity — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

Women's pay disparity — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Libertarian Roger Roots squared off in a debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Climate change and Energy industry — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

Climate change and Energy industry — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Libertarian Roger Roots squared off in a debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Federal Spending out of control — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

Federal Spending out of control — Montana's U.S. Senate seat debate

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Libertarian Roger Roots squared off in a debate for Montana's U.S. Senate seat at Montana Tech Library Auditorium in Butte. The event was sponsored by the Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS.

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Walsh, Daines spar over health care

Walsh, Daines spar over health care

BUTTE — In their first debate, U.S. Sen. John Walsh and his challenger, U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, disagreed on the Affordable Care Act, campaign finance reform and the federal minimum wage.

June 14, 2014 3:50 pmLoading…

1st debate on Saturday in U.S. House, Senate races

HELENA — The first general-election debates featuring the candidates for the U.S. Senate and House are set for Saturday afternoon in Butte. 

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Libertarian to be at 1st U.S. Senate debate, drawing split reaction from Daines, Walsh

Libertarian to be at 1st U.S. Senate debate, drawing split reaction from Daines, Walsh

HELENA — Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Roger Roots will be on the stage Saturday in the race’s first general-election debate — and the campaign of Republican Steve Daines is none too happy about it.

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Ad Watch: Daines ad takes aim at Walsh military record

Ad Watch: Daines ad takes aim at Walsh military record

Editor’s note: “Ad Watch” is an ongoing series that examines and fact-checks current TV campaign ads in Montana. Today, it examines an ad by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines, attacking Democratic U.S. Sen. John Walsh.

June 11, 2014 10:32 pm Video Loading…

Guest opinion: Don't sell off Montana's future to China

There’s trouble brewing in Montana. People who don’t live here, and who don’t really care what happens to our state, are trying to take advantage of us. If we don’t speak up now, we’ll be paying the price for decades to come.

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Daines defends low liability insurance for semis, buses, draws fire over safety

Daines defends low liability insurance for semis, buses, draws fire over safety

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., is under fire for blocking efforts to increase liability insurance requirements on freight trucks and buses like the one that killed two passengers outside Missoula in 2012.

June 10, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Is high GOP participation in primary bad news for Dems in November?

HELENA — Nearly 57,000 more Montanans cast their ballots in the Republican primary election Tuesday than in the Democratic one.

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Federal highway funds hit rough patch

The next congressional budget crisis is barreling down a road near you.

June 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Rep Steve Daines

Rep Steve Daines

Don Sterhan, left, and Rep. Steve Daines chat before Daines’ press conference on Montana coal at the Billings Chamber of Commerce in Billings on Wednesday.

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Steve Daines

Steve Daines

Rep Steve Daines talks about Montana coal at the Billings Chamber of Commerce in Billings on Wednesday.

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Walsh, Daines campaigns already swinging

Walsh, Daines campaigns already swinging

HELENA — Democratic Sen. John Walsh and Republican Rep. Steve Daines were just selected as their party nominees for the U.S. Senate, but their campaigns have been swinging against each other for weeks.

June 04, 2014 12:23 am Photos

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

HELENA — Montana voters will decide Tuesday the Democratic nominee in the campaign for U.S. House. Democrats see the open seat as their best chance in years of retaking Montana's only seat in Congress. Here are five things to know about the primary:

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

HELENA — Montana's U.S. Senate election has the potential of helping tip the balance of power if Republicans succeed in taking the seat held for more than three decades by former Sen. Max Baucus. Here are five things to know about the Republican U.S. Senate primary election:

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Daines blasts new CO2 emissions rules; Dems say climate change must be addressed

HELENA — Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., teed off Monday on the Obama administration’s new draft rules to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, calling them “just another step in this administration’s war on coal.”

June 02, 2014 5:21 pmLoading…
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…
Steve Daines

Steve Daines

Steve Daines

June 01, 2014 9:14 pm

NORML Montana lauds Daines for vote

HELENA — A Montana group advocating the overhaul of marijuana laws praised U.S. Rep. Steve Daines on Friday for his vote to limit the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration from interfering with state medical-marijuana laws.

May 30, 2014 5:57 pmLoading…
Ad Watch: New Daines, Adams ads attack Walsh on Homeland Security audit

Ad Watch: New Daines, Adams ads attack Walsh on Homeland Security audit

Editor’s note: “Ad Watch” is an ongoing series that examines and fact checks current TV campaign ads in Montana. Today, it looks at a pair of ads from Montana’s U.S. Senate race, from candidates Steve Daines, a Republican and Dirk Adams, a Democrat – both of which criticize Democratic Sen. J…

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Steve Daines ad "Poor Marks"

Steve Daines ad "Poor Marks"

Rep. Steve Daines recently released this ad criticizing Sen. John Walsh. 

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Walsh calls for resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki

Walsh calls for resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., on Wednesday joined those calling for the resignation of U.S. Veterans Administration Secretary Eric Shinseki, saying a new report “confirms the worst of the allegations against the VA and its failure to deliver timely (health) care to veterans.”

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Primary? What primary? Daines and Walsh bash each other, ignoring primary election opponents

Primary? What primary? Daines and Walsh bash each other, ignoring primary election opponents

HELENA — In Montana’s U.S. Senate race, contested primary elections are a week away — but you’d hardly know it, the way the two front-running candidates — Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., and Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines — are already in full-on campaign mode against each other.

May 27, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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