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Walsh says he was being treated for PTSD when he plagiarized paper

Walsh says he was being treated for PTSD when he plagiarized paper

HELENA — The New York Times reported Wednesday that Montana’s newest senator, Democrat John Walsh, plagiarized large portions of his final paper submitted for his 2007 master’s degree at the U.S. Army War College.

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Enzi tops fundraising list in 2014 campaign

Enzi tops fundraising list in 2014 campaign

CASPER, Wyo. — Sen. Mike Enzi is the top fundraiser among congressional candidates in the state in the most recent quarter.

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Most of Sen. Tester's assets tied up in Big Sandy farm

Most of Sen. Tester's assets tied up in Big Sandy farm

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the only working farmer in the U.S. Senate, reported assets last year valued at $1.1 million to $2.2 million, most of which are his family’s organic grain farm west of Big Sandy.

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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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Walsh raises $900K since mid-May for Senate run

Walsh raises $900K since mid-May for Senate run

HELENA — U.S. Sen. John Walsh has raised nearly $900,000 since mid-May as he seeks to fight off a challenge by U.S. Rep. Steve Daines in November's election.

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Hardy not actively fundraising for Enzi challenge

Hardy not actively fundraising for Enzi challenge

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Hardy says he's not actively fundraising even though incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi has even more campaign cash than usual as he seeks re-election to a fourth term.

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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.

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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.

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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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Daines, Walsh advance in race for U.S. Senate

Daines, Walsh advance in race for U.S. Senate

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R- Mont., and Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., cruised to easy victories in their respective primary elections Tuesday, setting up a fall showdown between the two incumbents for a U.S. Senate seat held by Democrats for a century.

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

HELENA — Democrats are seeking to hold on to Montana's U.S. Senate seat in one of the most closely watched elections in the nation. Here are five things to know about the Democratic U.S. Senate primary election:

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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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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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Dirk Adams ad "Social Security"

Dirk Adams ad "Social Security"

U.S. Senate candidate Dirk Adams has released this ad questioning his opponent John Walsh on Social Security.

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IHS woes are money-related, director says; tribal leaders say too much spent on administration

IHS woes are money-related, director says; tribal leaders say too much spent on administration

Indian Health Service Acting Director Dr. Yvette Roubideaux suggested a dose of cash would cure the federal program that has come under attack for poor care.

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Sen. John Walsh ad, "Free Advice"

Sen. John Walsh ad, "Free Advice"

Sen. John Walsh is airing this ad, titled "Free Advice," in his campaign for election to the Senate.

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Republican Edmunds touts himself as 'true conservative' in U.S. Senate race'

Republican Edmunds touts himself as 'true conservative' in U.S. Senate race'

Editor’s note: This is the last in a three-part series on the Republican U.S. Senate candidates.

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U.S. Senate candidates differ on public lands philosophy

U.S. Senate candidates differ on public lands philosophy

The Gazette asked: Should federal public lands in Montana remain in U.S. ownership, be sold to private owners or transferred to the state?

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Overwhelming GOP favorite Daines spreads message of more jobs, less government

Overwhelming GOP favorite Daines spreads message of more jobs, less government

Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series on the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate

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Daines the man to beat in U.S. Senate GOP primary – and maybe the general election, too

Daines the man to beat in U.S. Senate GOP primary – and maybe the general election, too

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, Montana’s only congressman, is trying to step up this year to the U.S. Senate — and the Republican primary election next month may be just a bump in the road on his path to the general election this fall.

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Democrat Bohlinger pushing a 'bold, progressive agenda' in Senate campaign

Democrat Bohlinger pushing a 'bold, progressive agenda' in Senate campaign

Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series on the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate.

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Dirk Adams says he can get different results from Senate seat

Dirk Adams says he can get different results from Senate seat

Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series on the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate.

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Daines, Walsh are big-bucks boys in Senate race

Daines, Walsh are big-bucks boys in Senate race

HELENA — As expected, Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., and Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., are the big-money boys when it comes to drumming up cash for their campaign for the U.S. Senate seat held now by Walsh.

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Daines raises $1.2M for quarter in Senate run

Daines raises $1.2M for quarter in Senate run

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines has raised more than $1.2 million so far this year in his Senate run, outpacing his likely Democratic opponent in both contributions and cash in the bank, the Republican's campaign said Friday.

April 11, 2014 11:41 am
Bohlinger says if he's elected, he’ll serve just one term in U.S. Senate

Bohlinger says if he's elected, he’ll serve just one term in U.S. Senate

HELENA — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Bohlinger is saying now that if he’s elected, he’ll serve just one term — and be more effective because of it.

April 10, 2014 12:27 pm

Laramie pilot is making independent U.S. Senate run

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A Laramie commercial airline pilot wants to become Wyoming's next U.S. senator.

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Montana Democratic Party endorses Walsh in primary

Montana Democratic Party endorses Walsh in primary

HELENA — The Montana Democratic Party is endorsing Sen. John Walsh in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat over two other candidates who maintain the party should have remained neutral.

March 25, 2014 10:29 am
Bohlinger says he's staying in Senate race

Bohlinger says he's staying in Senate race

HELENA — Former Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger says he will continue his campaign for U.S. Senate a month after saying he would probably drop out.

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Walsh introduces first bill as senator, to restrict NSA and FBI snooping

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., introduced his first bill Thursday, to restrict the ability of federal security agencies to secretly collect phone records and other personal data on U.S. citizens.

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Walsh’s first U.S. Senate floor speech centers on debt, veterans, civil liberties

HELENA — In his first floor speech as a U.S. senator, Montana Democrat John Walsh said Thursday he wants to cut the nation’s debt and “wasteful spending,” but not impact veterans, children or senior citizens.

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Rep. Steve Daines

Rep. Steve Daines

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., left, joined by his wife, Cindy, right, speaks to the press after filing his candidacy for Montana's open U.S. Senate seat in Bozeman.

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Rep. Steve Daines

Rep. Steve Daines

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont. speaks to the press after filing his candidacy for Montana’s open U.S. Senate seat in Bozeman.

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Daines files to run for Senate

Daines files to run for Senate

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., right, joined by his wife, Cindy, uses his smartphone to electronically file his candidacy for Montana's open U.S. Senate seat in Bozeman on Monday.

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Rep. Steve Daines files to campaign for U.S. Senate

Rep. Steve Daines files to campaign for U.S. Senate

HELENA — Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines filed Monday as a candidate for the U.S. Senate, emphasizing that he’ll be a counterweight to President Barack Obama and Democratic policies, on everything from health care to resource development.

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Reid wanted to weigh in on Senate appointment, Bullock told him to butt out

Reid wanted to weigh in on Senate appointment, Bullock told him to butt out

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday he told U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to butt out when the Nevadan tried to offer his opinion last December on the governor’s appointment of a new U.S. senator to replace Sen. Max Baucus.

February 14, 2014 11:59 am
Bullock stays mum on possible Senate appointment

Bullock stays mum on possible Senate appointment

HELENA — If Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is any closer to deciding who to appoint to the U.S. Senate if Max Baucus is confirmed as the next ambassador to China, he isn't saying.

January 09, 2014 11:38 am
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

Baucus departure throws new wrinkle into Montana U.S. Senate race

HELENA — The news that Sen. Max Baucus may resign his seat to become U.S. ambassador to China could throw a new wrinkle into the 2014 race for his Senate seat, as Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock would appoint Baucus’s successor. Would Bullock appoint his own lieutenant governor, John Walsh, wh…

December 18, 2013 7:33 pm

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