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Left Out Of Democratic Debate, Bullock Runs TV Ads In Iowa

BY MIKE DENNISON As 10 Democratic presidential candidates took the stage Wednesday night in Atlanta for another debate, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s flagging campaign ran TV ads in Iowa, the state he’s hoping will provide him a boost. But with less than two months remaining until the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, Bullock remains mired far back in…

Lewis And Clark County Voters Opt For Nonpartisan Elections Starting In 2020

BY JONATHAN AMBARIAN HELENA — (UPDATE, 10:30 p.m.) Voters in Lewis and Clark County have backed a proposal to adopt nonpartisan elections for county officials. Election Night results showed 10,151 voters supported switching to nonpartisan county elections, while 8,014 voted to maintain the current partisan election system. The vote means eight county offices – county sheriff-coroner, county attorney, county treasurer-clerk…

Lindeen To Step Down As MT Dem Party Executive Director

BY MIKE DENNISON HELENA — Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Monica Lindeen, a former state auditor, is stepping down after a year on the job, the party announced Monday. Lindeen, 57, said leaving her post “is the hardest decision I’ve ever made,” but that she wanted to spend less time traveling after 24 years as an elected official and party…

Daines Leads Fundraising Race With 80 Times More Money In Bank Than Nearest Rivals

BY MIKE DENNISON (KPAX) Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, running for a second term in 2020, continues to leave his potential opponents in the fundraising dust, reporting Tuesday that he raised $1.2 million in the past three months. His third-quarter take gives him $5.26 million in total funds raised for the campaign and almost $4.2 million in the bank –…

Report: SOS Stapleton Used State-Owned Vehicles For Weekends And Holidays

BY MIKE DENNISON (KPAX) Secretary of State Corey Stapleton not only improperly used a state pickup truck to drive from Helena to his family home in Billings, but also drove it on weekends and holidays during the first 27 months on the job, according to a published report. Yet Stapleton told MTN News Monday that a weekend story by The…

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