Election 2020

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This week YPR published a story about local reactions to racist tweets President Trump posted last weekend. One man whose comments were in our story says his business received abusive calls and messages after the story was broadcast.

A screenshot of a Twitter post from Montana Senator Steve Daines
Twitter Screen Capture, July 16, 2019

A tweet from Montana's Republican Sen. Steve Daines supporting President Trump's racist tweets about four members of Congress has gone viral.

Governor Steve Bullock’s presidential campaign has raised more than $2 million since kicking off in mid-May. 

A third of Republican U.S. Senator Steve Daines’ financial support in the last three months has come from committees representing business, labor and other interest groups — the vast majority located outside of Montana.

Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines has reported raising more than $1 million over the last three months for his reelection bid in 2020.

All candidates in Montana races for the U.S. House and Senate were required to disclose their quarterly fundraising and spending Monday.

John Mues headshot
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A second Montana Democrat has announced a campaign for U.S. Senate.

Headshots of Matt Rains and Tim Johnson
Courtesy Rains for Montana Campaign and Corvallis School District

The total number of candidates running for Montana’s open U.S. House seat jumped to seven today. That’s after Simms Democrat Matt Rains and Corvallis Republican Tim Johnson announced their candidacies.

Candidates for statewide office in Montana’s 2020 election raised more than $1.4 million since the start of the year, most of that coming over the last three months. Candidates were required to file campaign finance reports by Friday.

Most of the early money coming in is taking sides in the contested Republican primary for governor.

Matt Rosendale is sworn in January 2, 2017 as Montana State Auditor at the state Capitol. He was joined by his wife Jean. Rosendale served as Senate Majority Leader in the 2015 Montana Legislature.
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Montana Republicans' 2020 election lineup shuffled again Monday after U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte decided to run for governor instead of re-election, with State Auditor Matt Rosendale jumping into the now-open House race seven months after failing to unseat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester.

Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte officially announces his run for Montana's governor, June 14, 2019.
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Montana’s Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte Friday officially announced his run in the state’s 2020 election for governor.

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