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Kassmier Holds off Hutchinson

Chouteau County voters handed Fort Benton native Joshua Kassmier a win in Tuesday’s Republican primary in House District 27, sending Darrold Hutchinson his third political defeat in four years. With all 17 precincts within the district reporting, Kassmier captured his party’s nomination 54 to 46 percent, or 1,281 to 1,080 votes against Hutchinson, according to the Montana Secretary of State website.   “I…

Alley Looks Forward to County Attorney Challenges

Karen Alley has been elected by Hill County Democrats to be the top attorney and take over an office filled with problems.  On Tuesday, Alley — a Townsend native — beat Hill County native and attorney Randy Randolph 1,115 to 776 votes to win the Democratic primary race for Hill County Attorney. Because there is no Republican challenger to face…

Montana Democrats Pick Williams to Take on Gianforte

Democrat Kathleen Williams pulled out an upset victory Tuesday to win her party’s nomination for the U.S. House. She will face Republican incumbent Greg Gianforte in the November elections. Williams nosed out Billings attorney John Heenan who outspent her in the contest. Her victory comes as a record number of women have been nominated for office nationwide in this year’s…

Five Dems Run to Take on Gianforte in November

After winning last year’s special election for Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., will be on the ballot again this November. He is unopposed in the Republican primary, but five Democrats — John Heenan of Billings, Grant Kier of Missoula, John Meyer of Bozeman, Jarred Pettinato of Whitefish, and former state Rep. Kathleen Williams,…

Buffington Challenges Colbry for Liberty County Clerk and Recorder

Angel Colbry and Davin Buffington are competing in Tuesday’s Republican primary for Liberty County clerk and recorder. No Democrat or Independent filed to run for the office, so the winner of the primary will be unopposed in the general election. Colbry was first elected clerk and recorder in 2014. Buffington, a first-time candidate and the county’s deputy county clerk and recorder, is hoping…

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