Greg Gianforte

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Great Falls on July 5, 2018.
Jackie Yamanaka / Yellowstone Public Radio

The MSU-MTN Poll asked registered voters to rate the job performance of the President Donald Trump and Montana’s top elected officials and Trump was at the top. A political analyst said it explains why Republican congressional candidates are tying their campaigns to the president, but there are risks.

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A snapshot of registered Montana voters found Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte with a lead over his Democratic challenger Kathleen Williams. Williams could still pull off an upset, says MTN’s chief political analyst and MSU political scientist David Parker.

A group of Trump rally attendees mimic bodyslamming CNN reporter Jim Acosta.
Nate Hegyi / Mountain West News Bureau

On Thursday night, President Trump rallied in Montana for Republican candidates. At the rally, he congratulated a Montana congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year.

Torrey Wiley, Beaver Creek Plantation

  The lobbying arm for the National Rifle Association is among the groups targeting Montana’s U.S. Senate race over the issue of guns in hopes of unseating Democratic incumbent Jon Tester.  The issue of the 2nd Amendment was raised during a televised debate Saturday evening. 

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Guns, the GOP tax cut and the federal budget deficit were among the topics of discussion between the 3 candidates for the Montana’s lone U.S. House seat.  This was their first debate in advance of the November general election.

Senator Jon Tester on Flikr, https://goo.gl/47MCeP

Montana’s Congressional delegation has two members up for re-election this year, Democratic Senator Jon Tester and Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte. So, in this hyper-partisan climate, how does the three member delegation balance working together to represent the state and Montanans while at the same time campaign against one another? 

Jackie Yamanaka

A Westmoreland Coal Company says its 3 Montana coal mines are profitable despite its current financial crunch and the company is working to keep its mines open.

Jackie Yamanaka

Students across the country, including in Montana, plan to participate in the national school walkout organized to show support for students affected by the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida where 17 people died.  

Congressman Greg Gianforte sat down with YPR's Jackie Yamanaka to talk about the issue of school safety.

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Listen and show up, that’s the pledge from Democratic U.S. House candidate Grant Kier. He said it will be in stark contrast to the current Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte who faces re-election this year.

Chris Marchion takes a look at the Sapphire Wilderness Study Area in southwestern Montana.
Nate Hegyi / Mountain West News Bureau

Life’s been tough on Chris Marchion. There was the high school football injury and the knee replacement.

“Unfortunately I got a hip that’s wore out,” he says.

We’re standing alongside a gravel road near a cow pasture. Nowadays, this is about as close as Marchion can get to the Sapphire Wilderness Study Area. It’s a clump of rolling, grey mountains in the distance.

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