Election 2020

One man speaks into a microphone on stage while three people are seated behind him.
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 former Montana legislator has accused a fellow Democrat of being ineligible for the office he’s campaigning for, alleging he hasn’t practiced law in the state for long enough to run for state attorney general. A two-way Democratic primary is underway for the job, pitting Missoula state Representative Kimberly Dudik against Raph Graybill, chief legal counsel to the Governor’s Office.

The U.S. Capitol building
Eric Whitney / Montana Public Radio

Montana’s U.S. Senators split their votes along party lines, as expected, on the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

House Minority Leader Casey Schreiner dropped out of the gubernatorial race Monday, leaving just two candidates running in the Montana Democratic primary race for governor.

The first incumbent on Montana’s state land board has filed for reelection. Most statewide candidates with seats on the board are either terming out of their jobs this year or seeking a new political office.

Elsie Arntzen is the current Republican superintendent of public instruction and one of five elected officials that sit on the land board that oversees state trust lands. The governor, attorney general, state auditor, and secretary of state also sit on the board.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is heating up the Republican party primary race for governor, picking a running mate from his rival’s home town. Fox has tapped former Montana House Rep. Jon Knokey from Bozeman as his lieutenant governor.

Montana Secretary of State Chief of Staff Christi Jacobsen
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Correction: A previous version of this story misspelled Woodrow Johnston's name. The story has been updated.

A Montana Republican primary candidate for Secretary of State is calling an ethics complaint lodged against her on Jan. 27  by Montana Democrats a “desperate attack.” The current Chief of Staff for Secretary of State says Democrats have nothing on her.

Montana Secretary of State Chief of Staff Christi Jacobsen
www.christijacobsen.com

Montana Democrats have lodged an ethics complaint against a Republican candidate for Secretary of State. Democrats accuse the current Secretary of State Chief of Staff of using public time to campaign.

Two competing plans to ask Montana voters to legalize and tax recreational marijuana are underway in the state.  A group called MontanaCan is the latest initiative sponsor calling for a change in the state’s policies for marijuana.

Kayla Desroches / Yellowstone Public Radio

The three candidates in the Republican primary race for governor in Montana squared off at their first full debate Thursday night.

Each candidate tried to distinguish himself as the best Montanan to advocate for other Montanans.

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