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Enzi likely to head Senate Budget Committee

Enzi likely to head Senate Budget Committee

CASPER, Wyo. — Mike Enzi, Wyoming’s senior senator in Washington, D.C., will likely become chairman of the Senate Budget Committee.

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Daines gets Senate committee assignments

Daines gets Senate committee assignments

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines says he'll serve on four committees when he moves to the U.S. Senate next month.

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Senate passes defense bill with Montana wilderness additions

Senate passes defense bill with Montana wilderness additions

The Senate voted to pass its annual National Defense Authorization Act on Friday, sending Montana’s first wilderness additions in 33 years to President Barack Obama’s desk.

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Barrasso re-elected chariman of GOP policy committee

Barrasso re-elected chariman of GOP policy committee

CASPER, Wyo. — U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., was re-elected to serve as chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, which provides policies on legislation, floor debate and votes.

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Tester’s new role in the minority: Swing vote that could help move key issues

Tester’s new role in the minority: Swing vote that could help move key issues

HELENA — Montana’s senior U.S. senator, Democrat Jon Tester, will now be in the minority for the first time in his Senate career — but said this week his new role may actually create more opportunities to get things done.

November 11, 2014 4:15 pm Photos

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Reporter's notebook: After Democrats' drubbing on Tuesday, Bullock agenda faces uphill battle

Reporter's notebook: After Democrats' drubbing on Tuesday, Bullock agenda faces uphill battle

HELENA — Montana Democrats are trying to put a good spin on Tuesday’s election losses, noting that while they got creamed in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate races, they actually picked up a couple seats in the Legislature, saying that’s a better showing than Democrats in most other states.

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Curtis back to teaching after whirlwind campaign

Curtis back to teaching after whirlwind campaign

HELENA — Just a few days after Amanda Curtis’ whirlwind campaign for U.S. Senate, she’s back to doing what she loves best.

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Amanda Curtis campaign

Amanda Curtis campaign

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Outside money dries up in Montana Senate race

Outside money dries up in Montana Senate race

HELENA — Campaign ads paid for by outside interest groups usually reach their peak the week before a U.S. Senate election, but they’ve all but dried up in Montana’s top race this year between Republican Steve Daines and Democrat Amanda Curtis.

October 27, 2014 12:40 pm Photos

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Daines goes after Curtis’ oil infrastructure votes; bashes federal government

Daines goes after Curtis’ oil infrastructure votes; bashes federal government

SIDNEY – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines, debating Democratic rival Amanda Curtis Tuesday night in the heart of eastern Montana’s oil patch, accused her of helping to kill a $35-million bill to fund public works in Montana communities overwhelmed by oil development.

October 21, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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Daines ignores aggressive attacks from Curtis in first debate

Daines ignores aggressive attacks from Curtis in first debate

Democratic Senate candidate Amanda Curtis aggressively attacked her Republican opponent, Rep. Steve Daines, throughout their first debate Monday, while Daines mostly ignored her jabs and turned his criticism instead to President Barack Obama.

October 20, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Live coverage: U.S. Senate debate

Live coverage: U.S. Senate debate

Follow along live as Rep. Steve Daines and Amanda Curtis, candidates for Montana's U.S. Senate seat, debate in Billings.

October 20, 2014 5:45 pmLoading…
Televised Senate debate Monday night

Televised Senate debate Monday night

U.S. Senate candidates Amanda Curtis and Steve Daines square off in Billings Monday in their only televised debate before the Nov. 4 election.

October 20, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Curtis 'amused' by GOP depiction of her as anti-capitalism

Curtis 'amused' by GOP depiction of her as anti-capitalism

HELENA — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis doesn’t deny her sympathies for an obscure union with a radical past — the Industrial Workers of the World — and said she’s “amused” that the state Republican Party is labeling her a “communist” because of it.

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U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis releases 1st TV ad

U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis releases 1st TV ad

HELENA — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis, who’s been in the race just nine weeks, put up her first TV ad Thursday — less than three weeks before the Nov. 4 election.

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U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines on major issues

U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines on major issues

HELENA — Republican Steve Daines is opposing Democrat Amanda Curtis and Libertarian Roger Roots in the race for Montana’s open U.S. Senate seat. His stands on major issues include:

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U.S. Senate elections

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At MSUB event, Curtis pushes for U.S. Senate debates

At MSUB event, Curtis pushes for U.S. Senate debates

Democrat Amanda Curtis said she’s hopeful U.S. Senate opponent Republican Steve Daines can agree to at least a few debates.

September 03, 2014 11:26 am Photos

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Daines' work with cloud computing pioneer shapes his perspectives on government

Daines' work with cloud computing pioneer shapes his perspectives on government

BOZEMAN — At age 36, Steve Daines was working at his father’s construction firm in Bozeman when he got involved with a small but growing company that had developed new customer-service software for the Internet.

September 01, 2014 5:15 am Photos

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Senate candidate Curtis outlines plans to improve education for students

Senate candidate Curtis outlines plans to improve education for students

MISSOULA — On Day 11 of her campaign for the U.S. Senate, Amanda Curtis released a six-point plan to improve education for students.

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Walsh giving $180,000 in campaign funds to Democratic party; can't give it to Curtis

Walsh giving $180,000 in campaign funds to Democratic party; can't give it to Curtis

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh, who withdrew Aug. 7 as a candidate for his U.S. Senate seat, is distributing nearly $180,000 of his leftover campaign funds to other Democratic candidates and state party groups.

August 18, 2014 2:15 pm Photos

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Live coverage: Senate nominating convention

Live coverage: Senate nominating convention

Follow along live as Montana Democrats meet to decide who should replace John Walsh on the ballot as the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in the November election.

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Montana Democrats select Amanda Curtis to replace Walsh for Senate

Montana Democrats select Amanda Curtis to replace Walsh for Senate

HELENA — Montana Democrats selected a little-known state legislator named Amanda Curtis as their candidate for the U.S. Senate race after Sen. John Walsh dropped out amid plagiarism allegations from his time at the U.S. Army War College.

August 16, 2014 8:50 am Photos

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Democratic Party powers disparage Adams in run-up to nominating convention

Democratic Party powers disparage Adams in run-up to nominating convention

HELENA — In the run-up to Saturday’s Democratic Party convention that will choose a U.S. Senate candidate to replace Sen. John Walsh, supporters of Rep. Amanda Curtis have been bashing her main opponent, Wilsall rancher Dirk Adams.

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U.S. Senate candidates debate health care, immigration

U.S. Senate candidates debate health care, immigration

CASPER, Wyo. — Candidates for the U.S. Senate tangled over federal budget issues, the legalization of marijuana and the Affordable Care Act in the final of four nights of PBS debates at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.

August 14, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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As clock ticks, John Walsh hopes to advance bills

As clock ticks, John Walsh hopes to advance bills

Beset by plagiarism allegations and ranking last in Senate seniority, U.S. Sen. John Walsh said Wednesday he retains hope of advancing legislation through Congress before his brief tenure in Washington ends.

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U.S. Senate hopeful Curtis explains gun-rights position

U.S. Senate hopeful Curtis explains gun-rights position

HELENA – Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Amanda Curtis appeared and spoke last year at a rally for expanded background checks for firearm purchasers, but said this week her position on the issue won’t hurt her with Montana voters.

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John Walsh says he'll finish Senate term 'strong'

John Walsh says he'll finish Senate term 'strong'

MISSOULA — U.S. Sen. John Walsh said Tuesday he plans to finish his Senate term “very strong” after withdrawing as a candidate for the seat in November’s election.

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Four Democrats running for U.S. Senate

CASPER, Wyo. -- Wyoming’s Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate said they are running because they are common, working people.

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Democrats rush to choose new Senate candidate by Aug. 20

Democrats rush to choose new Senate candidate by Aug. 20

HELENA — Montana Democratic Party officials have not yet set a time and a place for a convention to nominate a new Senate candidate to replace Sen. John Walsh, but said they will do so as soon as possible.

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Walsh drops out of U.S. Senate race

Walsh drops out of U.S. Senate race

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh said Thursday he is pulling out of the Senate race because his campaign was distracted by the controversy over allegations that he plagiarized a U.S. Army War College research paper.

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900 boxes of Baucus' papers arrive for archiving at UM

900 boxes of Baucus' papers arrive for archiving at UM

MISSOULA — A semitrailer carrying the legacy papers of former U.S. Sen. Max Baucus arrived at the University of Montana on Monday, bolstering the school’s already robust legislative collection.

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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.

June 21, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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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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