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Democrat Whitney Williams Announces Candidacy For Montana Governor

Answering a hot political rumor, Whitney Williams on Thursday announced her campaign for governor, joining Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Casey Schreiner in seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination. Williams, the daughter of former Rep. Pat Williams and former Montana Sen. Carol Williams, announced her campaign in a press release and video following her official announcement in Helena. “I’m running for…

Montana Political Leaders Split In Response To Trump Impeachment Inquiry

BY JONATHAN AMBARIAN Provoked by reports that President Donald Trump requested the aid of Ukrainian leaders to uncover political dirt on Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that House Democrats will launch an impeachment inquiry into the president. “The president must be held accountable, no one is above the law,” Pelosi said in…

Trump To Nominate Former Montana Solicitor General To 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals

BY MIKE DENNISON President Trump will nominate former Montana Solicitor General Lawrence VanDyke for a spot on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over nine Western states, including Montana. VanDyke, who grew up in Bozeman, worked briefly in Montana during his legal career – and unsuccessfully ran for the Montana Supreme Court in 2014 in what became…

Tester: ‘Unequivocal Proof,’ Exit Strategy Needed Before Any Strike On Iran

BY MARTIN KIDSTON Sen. Jon Tester urged the Trump administration and his key advisers to be “absolutely and unequivocally” certain that Iran was behind the weekend bombings on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities before launching a military response. Any such action also “must be approved by Congress” as a critical condition, he said. During a media call on Tuesday, Tester said…

Banking On Iowa, Bullock Gets Candid About His Presidential Chances During Billings Stop

BY ANDREA LUTZ BILLINGS — With no signs of stopping his challenge to President Donald Trump, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Wednesday in Billings he firmly believes success on his own presidential campaign trail is in Iowa. The governor answered questions surrounding his run for president while at an event at Ponderosa Elementary School in Billings. He said he’s banking…

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