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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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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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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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John Lewis ad, "Montana Roots.

John Lewis ad, "Montana Roots.

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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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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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Wyoming US House candidate calls Obama dictator

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Republican candidate for U.S. House in Wyoming said President Barack Obama is a dictator and he wants to personally say it to the president's face.

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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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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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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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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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Federal power — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Federal power — 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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Montana's U.S. House seat debate

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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Shootings — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Shootings — 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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Minimum wage — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Minimum wage — 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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Middle East — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Middle East — 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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Immigration — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Immigration — 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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Obamacare — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Obamacare — 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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Congress vs. Obama — Montana's U.S. House seat debate

Congress vs. Obama — 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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Live: Watch the U.S. Senate and House debates

Live: Watch the U.S. Senate and House debates

View a live stream of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House debates Saturday in the Library Auditorium at Montana Tech in Butte.

June 14, 2014 1:15 pm Related

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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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.

June 03, 2014 9:22 pm Photos

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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.

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Arntzen hits TV airways

Arntzen hits TV airways

HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Elsie Arntzen has gone up with her first two television advertisements.

April 27, 2014 12:15 am Video
House candidate Zinke calls for rebuilding America

House candidate Zinke calls for rebuilding America

Editor’s note: This concludes a series on the five Republican candidates for the U.S. House. Stories on the two Democratic House candidates ran last week.

April 25, 2014 2:00 pm
House candidate Stapleton says he's a conservative, proven 'Montana kid'

House candidate Stapleton says he's a conservative, proven 'Montana kid'

HELENA — Former state Sen. Corey Stapleton of Billings has a standard answer when he’s asked why Montanans should vote for him in the five-way Republican primary for the U.S. House.

April 24, 2014 12:00 am Video
Lummis announces she's running for re-election

Lummis announces she's running for re-election

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — 

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Arntzen describes herself as optimist in race for GOP House nomination

Arntzen describes herself as optimist in race for GOP House nomination

Editor's note: Stories on each of the five Republican candidates for the U.S. House will run starting today. 

April 21, 2014 6:52 am

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
John Lewis raises $300K for U.S. House campaign

John Lewis raises $300K for U.S. House campaign

HELENA — Democratic U.S. House candidate John Lewis has raised about $300,000 since the beginning of the year.

April 14, 2014 7:22 am

Dems Driscoll, Lewis running for U.S. House

HELENA — Two Helena men — one a former legislator and public service commissioner who has been a frequent candidate and the other running for the first time but not new to politics — will face off for the Democratic Party nomination for the U.S. House in the June 3 primary election.

April 12, 2014 8:48 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
Former Democratic lawmaker John Driscoll to run for U.S. House

Former Democratic lawmaker John Driscoll to run for U.S. House

HELENA — Democrats now will have a contested primary for the U.S. House as former Public Service Commissioner John Driscoll of Helena has filed as a candidate.

March 07, 2014 2:21 pm
Lewis files for Democratic nomination to U.S. House

Lewis files for Democratic nomination to U.S. House

HELENA — John Lewis, the lone Democrat running for the open U.S. House seat, filed for office on Wednesday, saying he’s working hard campaigning across the state, even though he’s unopposed so far in his party’s primary election.

March 06, 2014 3:21 pmLoading…

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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Gazette opinion: Congress tries micromanaging Yellowstone, Grand Teton

Last spring Yellowstone National Park didn’t have enough money to plow entrance roads open on its usual schedule. In recent years, the park has left firefighting, administrative and other jobs open to save costs. Nobody who has driven through the park thinks it spends enough on road maintenance.

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Zinke files to run for Congress

HELENA — Former state Sen. Ryan Zinke, R-Whitefish, officially filed Saturday as a candidate for the U.S. House by vowing to work to stop the downward spiral in Washington, D.C.

February 08, 2014 11:15 am
Billings teacher Arntzen to run for U.S. House

Billings teacher Arntzen to run for U.S. House

HELENA — State Sen. Elsie Arntzen, R-Billings, said Friday she is running for the U.S. House and believes her fresh approach, excellent communications skills and strong conservative record will be assets in the crowded Republican primary.

January 25, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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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
Rehberg not ruling out run for House

Rehberg not ruling out run for House

HELENA — Former six-term U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg said Thursday he has not ruled out running this year for the U.S. House seat he vacated just one year ago, and is keeping his options open.

January 02, 2014 6:18 pm

Horse Sense: Democrat in U.S. House race sets $2 million goal

HELENA — Some Montana political watchers’ jaws may have dropped after seeing John Lewis, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House, tell Roll Call that he probably needs to raise $2 million to have a chance to win his 2014 race.

November 03, 2013 12:00 am

Zinke announces U.S. House candidacy in Billings

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

October 21, 2013 12:40 pm Related
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

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