Montana Politics

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U.S. House candidate asking for a clean race

U.S. House candidate Jared Pettinato is asking incumbent Congressman Greg Gianforte and other candidates to sign a petition ensuring everyone runs “the cleanest campaign.” Pettinato is vying for the Democratic nomination to challenge Gianforte for the U.S. House seat. The Bozeman attorney and former U.S. Department of Justice attorney said ethics is the first step Read More…

Who’s Running: Candidates for the 2018 Elections

The March 12 filing deadline has come and gone, and the 2018 races for county, state and federal offices have taken shape. The primary election takes place June 5, and will be the determining election for several races in Flathead County in which only Republicans have filed for the jobs. READ THE FULL STORY.

Billings legislative candidate among 7 to be removed from ballot

HELENA – Montana’s campaign regulators have disqualified seven legislative candidates from the ballot for failing to file required paperwork. Commissioner of Political Practices Jeff Mangan announced Monday that those candidates had not filed an official statement of candidacy or business disclosure statement. By state law, candidates who miss the deadline for submitting those forms cannot Read More…

Regional Politics

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Buchanan named secretary of state

CHEYENNE – Gov. Matt Mead on Thursday selected a former Wyoming secretary of state candidate and Laramie County prosecutor as the next secretary of state. Ed Buchanan will serve the remainder of Ed Murray’s term as the state’s election and business registration authority after Murray stepped down in early February following sexual misconduct allegations. READ Read More…

National Politics

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EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Orrin Hatch Talks Candidly About His Anti-School Violence Bill, Gun Control, and the Omnibus

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, center, puts his arm around Patrick Petty, 17,  from Parkland, Fla., during a news conference with Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., left, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Petty’s sister, Alaina Petty, was one of the victims of the Parkland school shooting. Hatch Read More…

Senate approves $1.3 trillion spending bill, sending to Trump

The Senate rushed to approve a $1.3 trillion government funding bill early Friday morning, sending the mammoth legislation to President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse expected to vote on omnibus Thursday afternoon House passes ‘right to try’ drug bill Spending bill rejects Trump’s proposed EPA cut MORE‘s desk less than 24 hours before a deadline to avert another government shutdown. Senators Read More…

The Booker-Flake snowball fight

Two U.S. Senators held a mock duel/snowball fight in front of the Capitol today. Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent Trump critic, and Sen. Cory Booker, a possible Democratic candidate for president, announced the plan on Twitter this morning: “With so many fights on Capitol Hill, @CoryBooker and I are going literal: Snowball duel. East lawn Read More…