Donald Trump

This week on Campaign Beat: Sen. Tester has some qualms about Bernie Sanders topping the Democratic ticket for president. Sen. Daines has no qualms about whether President Trump should stay in office. Former Montana congressman and U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke resurfaces. And Montana lawmakers revisit annual sessions.

Listen now with MTPR's Sally Mauk, Lee Newspapers Capitol Reporter Holly Michaels and University of Montana Political Science Professor and Mansfield Center Fellow Rob Saldin.

This week on Campaign Beat: who's ahead, and who's behind in campaign fundraising. A new ad introduces a political newcomer in the Senate race, and protesters challenge Sen. Daines for going all-in for Trump.

Senator Steve Daines
Senator Steve Daines

U.S. Senators Steve Daines of Montana and John Barrasso of Wyoming have signed onto a resolution seeking to dismiss the recently passed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump before the House sends them over. 

A group of people holding signs calling for impeachment stand along a street sidewalk.
Aaron Bolton / Montana Public Radio

Ahead of Wednesday's U.S. House vote on articles of impeachment, several hundred Montanans rallied across the state Tuesday night both to defend the president and to call for his removal from office.

The Little Shell Tribal Seal, with yellow bordering and a buffalo center.
Little Shell Tribe / MONTANA LITTLE SHELL TRIBE OF CHIPPEWA INDIANS HOME

The U.S. House passed the National Defense Authorization Act today. That means the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana is halfway to federal recognition. But will the tribe’s land base include Hill 57?

Montana’s lone voice in the U.S. House is blasting Democrats following Thursday's announced drafting of the articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Dr. Jason M. Adkins presents Mountain States Poll at Montana State University Billings October 23.
http://www.msubillings.edu/news/article.asp?id=19171

Montana State University Billings released the 32nd edition of its political poll Wednesday. The poll shows a majority of Montanans and Wyomingites support President Donald Trump and disapprove of Congress.

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria has earned condemnation from Montana’s entire congressional delegation.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s order to temporarily halt the sale of flavored e-cigarettes will not go into effect next week after all. On Friday, a state district judge blocked the administration’s move until a hearing later this month.

Montana vape shop retailers last week vowed to challenge Bullock’s order to temporarily halt the sale of flavored e-cigs. They made good on that promise in a Thursday court filing, and State District Judge Jennifer Lint of Hamilton has backed them up, at least for now.

Gianforte at a campaign event during his run for governor on October 11
Kayla Desroches / Yellowstone Public Radio

 

Montana’s lone voice in the U.S. House says focused efforts on the impeachment inquiry of President Trump are “misplaced.”

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