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Reporter for the Montana Lee Newspapers State Bureau, covering politics, campaigns, health care, energy ... and plenty more.

Natural resources, agriculture focus of Curtis, Daines debate in Sidney

missoulian.com — SIDNEY - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines, debating Democratic rival Amanda Curtis on Tuesday night in the heart of eastern Montana's oil patch, accused her of helping to kill a $35 million bill to fund public works in Montana communities overwhelmed by oil development.

Curtis ‘amused’ by GOP accusations of her ‘communist connections’ because of IWW sympathies

missoulian.com — HELENA - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis doesn't deny her sympathies for an obscure union with a radical past - the Industrial Workers of the World - and said she's "amused" that the state Republican Party is labeling her a "communist" because of it.

2014 Legislative races: Democrats hope to narrow gap against GOP

missoulian.com — HELENA - In western Montana's sprawling House District 92, Democratic candidate Dave Strohmaier says he's knocked on doors from East Missoula to Condon, halfway up the Seeley-Swan Valley. "I've run into people in Condon and Seeley Lake who say I'm the first candidate they've seen on their door in 30 years," he said last week.

A look at selected key legislative races in Montana this year

missoulian.com — HELENA - Two dozen key legislative races on Nov. 4 will help determine party control of the 2015 Montana Legislature, where Republicans currently hold a 29-21 edge in the Senate and a 61-39 majority in the House. Here's a closer look at some of those races: Senate District 11 (Great Falls): Republican state Sen.

Walsh says he has no regrets about U.S. Senate race

missoulian.com — As John Walsh looks toward his final weeks as a U.S. senator, he says he has "no regrets" about his aborted run for a full term - and that he still has some work to do as an officeholder. Walsh withdrew Aug.

Sen. Walsh files final fundraising report; raised $2.65M

billingsgazette.com — HELENA - U.S. Sen. John Walsh, who suspended his campaign two months ago, filed his final fundraising report this week, showing that he raised a total of nearly $3 million - and had spent all but $119,000 of the funds through September. Walsh, a Democrat, pulled out of the race Aug.

U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis releases first TV ad

missoulian.com — HELENA - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis, who's been in the race just nine weeks, put up her first TV ad Thursday - less than three weeks before the Nov. 4 election. Curtis, a state representative and high school math teacher from Butte, said the 30-second spot is up on TV stations across the state.

Opponents of measure to end Election Day registration actively campaigning

missoulian.com — HELENA - Progressive groups are putting money and shoe leather into defeating a Republican-sponsored ballot measure that would end Election Day voter registration in Montana. Yet the campaign for the measure, known as Legislative Referendum 126, is pretty much non-existent.

GOP legislators ask whether early childhood is best use of state ed dollars

helenair.com — Republican state lawmakers who track education policy said Monday they have many questions about Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock's plan for state-funded preschool -- including whether it's the best use of state education dollars. "We have schools that can't recruit teachers because their salaries aren't high enough," said Sen. Llew Jones, R-Conrad.

Republican legislators have questions about Bullock early childhood education plan

missoulian.com — HELENA - Republican state lawmakers who track education policy said Monday they have many questions about Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock's plan for state-funded preschool - including whether it's the best use of state education dollars. "We have schools that can't recruit teachers because their salaries aren't high enough," said Sen.
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Oct 21, 2014

RT @larry_kurtz: Subsidized essential air service? @mikedennison @Ilikewoods. Got that right. $104 round-trip, Billings-Sidney. #mtpol

Oct 21, 2014

RT @Ilikewoods: @mikedennison. Big oil? Uh ... no. Cape Air is a commercial airline, supported by EAS. I paid for my ticket. #MTPOL #MTSEN

Oct 21, 2014

Map of Northern B-cast stations in MT here: bit.ly/1vJ33wU. Check nearest you to see if carrying #mtsen from Sidney tonite. #mtpol

Oct 21, 2014

Follow tonite's #mtsen debate in Sidney on Northern Ag Network radio stations -- but not all carrying. #mtpol

Oct 21, 2014

@aaronflint All Northern Ag Network stations carrying the debate? And some others? Where can I get complete list? #mtsen

Oct 21, 2014

@aaronflint Are you broadcasting tonight's debate in Sidney, beyond the immediate area? #mtsen

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