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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…

O’Hara Hopes to Reclaim Commission Seat

Jim O’Hara hopes to reclaim a seat on the commission he once had. But he must first take Bob Pasha out of it.   Pasha, the incumbent Chouteau County Commissioner, faces a Republican primary challenge from O’Hara, the past commissioner, in the June 5 primary. Freshman state Rep. O’Hara, R-Fort Benton, decided earlier this year not to seek re-election to the seat he…

Hutchinson and Kassmier Battle in HD 27 Primary

Two Republicans are running in the June 5 primary to represent House District 27 in the Montana House of Representatives. First-term state Rep. Jim O’Hara, R-Fort Benton, did not to seek a second term. Instead, he is challenging incumbent Robert Pasha for a seat on the Chouteau County Commission. In his place Darrold Hutchinson, from north of Hingham, and Joshua Kassmier of Fort…

Mark Peterson for Hill County Commissioner

Hill County Commissioner Mark Peterson is seeking a second-term, but he will first need to fend off a challenge from political newcomer Dana Kjersem in Tuesday’s Democratic primary race. The winner will square off against Independent Dale Hansonl in November. Peterson, now the chair of the Hill County Commission, said in an April interview that if he wins re-election, he will not run…

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