Election 2020

About two dozen people peppered Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) with questions at a town hall event in Billings September 3.
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Montanans posed questions about the impeachment inquiry, improving rural healthcare and the latest news on trade negotiations to Democratic Senator Jon Tester at a face-to-face town hall in Billings Thursday.

Montana Governor Steve Bullock sits in front of campaign signs.
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Governor Steve Bullock has once again failed to qualify for the primary debate stage in his bid for the presidency.

After not qualifying for the third Democratic Party debate, Gov. Steve Bullock is campaigning in Iowa. Bullock is continuing his presidential bid despite trailing well behind the front-runners in polling and fundraising numbers.

  

A former head of the Montana Republican party is entering the 2020 race for the state’s lone seat in the U.S House. 

Debra Lamm is now the fifth Republican in the party’s primary race for the House seat, which the GOP has held for more than two decades.

Headshot of Montana Senator Bryce Bennett
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Candidates for statewide offices in Montana are gearing up for next year’s primaries. Democratic Montana Senator Bryce Bennett announced his campaign for Secretary of State in May. He spoke with YPR News’ Jess Sheldahl about advocating for voting access, election security and how he’d work across the aisle if elected.

Red Lodge writer and photographer Jack Ballard kicked off his campaign to win the Montana Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Billings August 29.
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A third Montana Democrat kicked off his campaign for U.S. Senate Thursday night in Billings.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is around a dozen presidential candidate hopefuls who failed to make the third Democratic Party debate.

Bullock didn’t reach the 2% mark in four polls and the 130,000 donors required to participate in the next debate, scheduled for September 12.

Scott Sales
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Candidates for statewide offices in Montana are gearing up for next year’s primaries. Republican State Senator Scott Sales announced in March he’s running for Secretary of State. He recently spoke with YPR News’ Jess Sheldahl about election security and his plans to develop communication with the County Clerks and Recorders.

An Illinois advocacy group is suing Montana Gov. Steve Bullock over one of his trademark campaign finance policies targeting so-called 'dark money' in politics.

The lawsuit announced Wednesday asks a federal judge to strike down Montana’s nearly year-old policy that requires certain businesses seeking contracts with the state to disclose donors and spending on elections.

The Montana Secretary of State’s office plans to sign-off on a new touchscreen voting system designed for voters with disabilities that could be used at county polling sites as early as this November.

The ExpressVote system resembles a touchscreen desktop computer or ATM. Voters insert a ballot, scroll through pages of candidates or initiatives and make their picks, and then hit print.

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