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Despite Montana's conservative tilt, Mr. Tester has appeared to be in good shape to win re-election, and he has expressed no regret and no public ... It is likely that Mr. Trump will expend much of his energy in the midterm elections on deep-red states with Democratic senators, including West Virginia, North ...
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump took aim at familiar political targets and added a few fresh ones during a campaign-style rally in Michigan, an Upper Midwest state that gave him a surprising victory in the 2016 election. Trump has been urging voters to support Republicans ...

The four Republicans campaigning to take on incumbent Democratic Senator Jon Tester debated in Helena Thursday night. Ballots for the June 5 primary election will be mailed out in two weeks. In the past, the Republicans have said they'll play nice after the primary and support whomever becomes the ...
Kevin Gardner, the campaign manager for Troy Downing, another potential Republican challenger to Tester, attacked the Montana senator in a statement, ... In Washington, Tester has often been Trump's sharpest critic among the handful of Democrats up for re-election this year in states Trump won by ...
HELENA — A conservative organization has agreed to pay $30,000 to Montana to avoid a trial on charges that it spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to influence the 2012 elections. Commissioner of Political Practices Jeff Mangan released the settlement agreement with the Montana Growth Network on ...
Montana election history shows that the more of a candidate's campaign war chest that comes from personal contributions the less likely they are to win. ... In Montana elections since the 1990s, candidates' chances of winning decreased as the percentage of campaign funds they contributed themselves ...

Figueroa says his first vote as a U.S. Citizen was in Montana's presidential primary in 2016 when he cast his vote for Senator Bernie Sanders. Lauren Harshman, also from Chinook, cast her first vote in 2016 for Hillary Clinton in the primary election. She says it was a memorable year because she also voted ...
On March 30, she contacted the Cascade County elections office to notify them of the two candidates and was told three others had applied with them. ... three candidates on the official election ballot or go with the opinion of the Montana School Boards Association and declare the candidacies null and void.
As the Montana Democratic Party heads to court to get the Montana Green Party off the ballot before this June's primary, county elections officials are .... Stapleton previously raised concerns after calling more than 360 ballots cast during the May 25 special election to elect a U.S. House representative ...
Who's investigating election interference:FBI - In July of 2016, the FBI launched a counterintelligence investigation into possible links between the Russian ... On February 2, 2017, the subcommittee announced that it was conducting an inquiry into Russia's efforts to influence elections in the US and abroad.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has addressed thousands of people who rallied outside the Kremlin to thank them for their support and promised new achievements. Speaking to a crowd who attended a pop concert near the Kremlin marking his election victory, Putin hailed those who ...
“I think that looking at the spreads of all the special elections, even the one in Montana, the movement in the Democratic direction confirms what we've been feeling and seeing.” ... Debra Lamm, chairwoman of the Montana GOP, said that she doesn't read anything into the Pennsylvania election.
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016 file photo, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, left, and the governor's budget director, Dan Villa, outline Bullock's proposed budget for July 2017 through June 2019 in Helena, Mont. Republican legislative leaders created a panel Friday, March 16, 2018, to investigate the legitimacy of ...
A party automatically qualifies if it had a candidate for statewide office in either of the two general elections who got at least 5 percent of votes cast in the ... The Green Party's effort to get on the ballot during last May's special election for the U.S. House was well-publicized after an appeals court denied its ...
Eight candidates, including six Democrats, are vying for the chance to unseat Gianforte this fall, after the Montana businessman won a special election last May to fill the remainder of Ryan Zinke's congressional term. On the eve of that election, Gianforte knocked Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs to the ground ...
... in 2016, according to Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales. A Green Party candidate could threaten to tear off a chunk of his voting bloc. Green Party candidate Jill Stein took 1.6 percent of the votes in Montana in the 2016 presidential election, half a percentage point higher than her national average.
APNewsBreak: A Montana man who registered as a Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate heads an anti-tax ballot committee and was previously on ... That same Bozeman address was listed under Adams' name in Federal Election Commission documents, showing Adams was paid by the Montana ...

Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards was among the candidates who filed by the 5 p.m. Monday deadline for Cascade County elections. ... Edwards was asked to surrender all of his coroner and peace officer certifications by the Montana Public Safety Officer Standards and Training Council. a state ethics ...
David Parker, a political science professor at Montana State University, said passing legislation in a hyper-partisan environment is a big deal. The issues that the legislation deal with have broad-based appeal and shouldn't alienate the Democratic base against Tester for trying to align himself with the ...
HELENA — A group at the center of one of the biggest elections scandals in modern Montana history is actively engaged in the 2018 election, while hiding its activities and spending, according to a complaint filed with state elections regulators. Kalispell Republican Rep. Frank Garner said in a complaint ...
HELENA -- Filing closed at 5 p.m. Monday for the 2018 elections, bringing in a slew of candidates for county, state and federal seats and firing another volley in a political battle that in most cases won't be resolved until November. The Montana Secretary of State's office reported that 389 candidates filed ...
The following people have filed so far to run for seats in Cascade County elections. The filing deadline is 5 p.m. Monday and people must go to the Cascade County Clerk and Recorder's office to file. The primary election is June 5 with the general election Nov. 6. * indicates incumbent. County Attorney
The Montana Green Party made a big move Monday to allow its candidates to run for office in Montana this year, submitting thousands of signatures to election officials to qualify for the ballot. But it's not clear whether the party will have enough signatures to qualify – or if the signatures can be verified before ...
Signatures are being verified this week at county elections offices across the state of Montana to qualify another political party for the 2018 ballot. Statewide ... If we run a candidate for that, then we have a far higher chance of having the five percent we need to keep our party status for the 2020 election.".
Voter turnout is usually much lighter in midterm elections and historically, the party that controls the White House loses seats in Congress. The only ... They are especially watching the 10 Senate seats in states that President Donald Trump won in 2016, including North Dakota, Montana, Missouri, Michigan, ...
President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that millions of people illegally voted in the 2016 elections. More recently, a conservative group filed a federal lawsuit seeking access to Pennsylvania election records after a Philadelphia city commissioner said more than 100,000 noncitizen immigrants ...
President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that millions of people illegally voted in the 2016 elections. More recently, a conservative group filed a federal lawsuit seeking access to Pennsylvania election records over its claims that more than 100,000 noncitizen immigrants had been registered to ...
More candidates filing for Montana elections ... The following is a list of candidate filings so far for Montana legislative and non-legislative elections. ... 1 now held by Travis Kavulla, who is termed out of office, and District 5 now held by Brad Johnson, who is ending his first term and has filed for re-election.
That's why it is incumbent upon every resident to get involved, Johnstone told the audience at a screening of the new Montana-centric documentary, “Dark Money.” Only widespread citizen involvement can counter the massive corporate spending on this, and other states', elections, he said. “Get involved.
'Dark Money' film shines light on Montana elections, funding ... A documentary that emerges as a political whodunit with Montana in the spotlight is among the films featured in this year's 15th annual Big Sky ... Cook said the film could spark more debate about dark money in the 2018 election cycle.
BILLINGS - Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton stopped by Billings West High School Thursday, to talk to students about the importance of getting involved. Stapleton spent over an hour with senior students at the high school answering questions. From social media to Indian Reservations and ...
... D.C. and much of the nation, and what Democrats need to do to win in the 2018 elections. He touted Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, who's up for re-election this year, calling him a loyal soldier for the programs and policies that help the most vulnerable, the working man and woman and military veterans.
U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte officially filed Thursday with the Montana Secretary of State's office as a Republican candidate to seek re-election for the lone seat in the U.S. House. "I'm running for Congress to serve the state that I love and ensure that Montana's voice is always heard. It's an honor to serve ...
Will this this lawsuit impact Montana's primary elections coming up on June 5? CCC: Judge Seeley made no commitment to make a ruling before then. Some primary election ballots are already printed. And all the parties agreed that this issue is about the general election this November. The hearing will ...
Republicans hold a 59-41 majority in the current Montana House and a 32-18 advantage in the Senate. The 2018 election likely will change that makeup, but most observers believe Republicans will still maintain solid majorities. Placing an initiative on the ballot requires the signatures of at least 25,468 ...
In 2015, Montana Commissioner of Political Practices Jon Motl named Mr. Heenan as the state's special attorney to prosecute Bozeman attorney and politician Art Wittich. Mr. Wittich was later found ... While election day is still a few months out, Montana's open primary election is June 5. This will be your first ...
GREAT FALLS - Pondera County Sheriff Carl Suta has withdrawn his bid to run for re-election. On Wednesday, Pondera County Commissioners suspended Suta pending the outcome of his official misconduct case. Suta was charged last week with a misdemeanor count of official misconduct. According to ...
BILLINGS - Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton stopped by Billings West High School Thursday, to talk to students about the importance of getting involved. Stapleton spent over an hour with senior students at the high school answering questions. From social media to Indian Reservations and ...
Gianforte has brought in more than $600,000 since his victory in a May special election to replace Republican Ryan Zinke, who became Interior Secretary. Gianforte, a wealthy technology entrepreneur from Bozeman, has shown a willingness to spend his own money on campaigns, including $1.5 million in ...
Gianforte, a Bozeman high-tech entrepreneur and businessman, won the seat last year in a May 25 special election. Republicans have held the solo Montana seat in the U.S. House since 1997 – although Gianforte won last May with barely more than 50 percent of the vote. Gianforte, Heenan and Kier also ...
Missoula County Elections Supervisor Rebecca Connors reached out to Stapleton, hoping to convince him to change his position. Instead, some months later he announced that the special election had been plagued by voter fraud, casting doubt over the integrity of the elections process and calling for ...
Who's investigating election interference:FBI - In July of 2016, the FBI launched a counterintelligence investigation into possible links between the Russian ... On February 2, 2017, the subcommittee announced that it was conducting an inquiry into Russia's efforts to influence elections in the US and abroad.
A government shutdown with a big federal election on the horizon, and Montana lawmakers are squarely in the sights of the political blame game. Sound familiar? It should. Sen. ... The 2014 elections didn't punish the GOP for the shutdown from the previous year. If there's a lesson to be learned from that ...
In a phone call with Montana reporters Thursday, Tester, a Democrat, noted it had been 110 days since the federal fiscal year started and that lawmakers ... Leader Mitch McConnell, in which the Kentucky Republican laid out plans for pinning the shutdown on Democrats up for re-election, including Tester.
Nancy Keenan, executive director of the Montana Democratic Party, said the party always recruits for the most qualified candidate, but said it's been a priority to better reflect the demographics of Montana by electing more women. Women already hold more than half the party's seats in the state Legislature.
Last summer, Biden launched a political action committee, American Possibilities, to help Democratic candidates. Biden also has been mentioned as a possible candidate for president in 2020, although he'll be 77 years old heading into that election year. The top of Montana's 2018 election-year ticket is ...
Former Hamilton attorney Robert Myers — disbarred by the Montana Supreme Court last month for statements he made in 2016 while running against ... statements and advertising during the election were being investigated for potential criminal prosecution after Langton made a complaint against him.
HELENA - Candidate filing for state offices in Montana's 2018 elections kicked off Thursday at the Capitol, led by a half-dozen filers in the top two races on the ticket, U.S House and U.S. Senate. ... The race for Tester's U.S. Senate spot and Gianforte's House seat top the Montana ticket this election year.
Today was the first day Montana's political candidates could begin filing for state and national legislative primaries in June. In all, 145 candidates filed; that's a record number of candidates to file on the first day of a non-presidential election year, according to the Secretary of State's office, beating the ...
Dana Corson, elections director for the secretary of state's office, said in 2016 there were 225 people who filed online for legislative seats and 95 filed in Helena. For non-legislative seats, 35 filed in Helena and 23 filed online. Corson said there were no plans to go all electronic as some people still enjoyed ...


 

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