Daniel Larson

The U.S. Capitol building
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A November contest for the U.S. Senate between Republican Steve Daines and Democrat Steve Bullock is expected by political observers to draw tens of millions of dollars in outside spending and national attention.

But first the Senate incumbent and sitting governor each face long-shot challengers in the June 2 primary.

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Montana Secretary of State


We now know what Montana’s primary ballots will look on June 2. Monday marked the final day for Montana candidates to file for office. 

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Rachel Cramer / Yellowstone Public Radio

Montana’s Democratic primary candidates for U.S. Senate faced off for the first time in Bozeman Feb. 21. Health care, energy and liveable incomes were discussed during the debate. 

A political newcomer from Stevensville filed for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat Tuesday, triggering a two-way Republican primary with incumbent Steve Daines.