Kathleen Williams

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Great Falls on July 5, 2018.
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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.

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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.

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As part of our occasional series:  on the road with the candidates, we join Democratic House candidate Kathleen Williams in Miles City. It was part of a swing through Eastern Montana.

Montana State University, Office of University Communications

Experience and money headlined yesterday’s outcome in Montana’s primary election. Montana State University Political Scientist David Parker has this analysis of both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate contested primaries:

Williams Declared Winner of Democratic House Primary

Jun 6, 2018

The Associated Press declared Kathleen Williams of Bozeman the winner of Montana’s U.S. House primary just before 4 a.m. Unofficial returns showed the former Bozeman lawmaker leading Billings attorney John Heenan by 33-to-32% in the crowded Democratic field.

Jackie Yamanaka

U.S. House candidate Kathleen Williams had been prepared to deliver her regular stump speech in Billings Friday night, but the Democrat discarded it to speak out on the latest school shooting. 

The Montana Free Press

Five Montana Democrats are running in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election for a chance to unseat first-term incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte in the November 6, 2018 General Election. The Montana Free Press surveyed the five candidates to see where they stand on 10 key issues. The candidates were asked to respond in 50 words or less to each question. Below are their responses, edited only for length and style.

What legislation would you support do to help create good, high-paying jobs?

Montana Department of Transportation

Driving across the great expanse of Montana isn’t for the faint at heart. During the winter it can be a white knuckle experience with motorists confronting icy and snow packed roads, strong winds, and ground blizzards. Any time of the year critters can jump out on to the roadway.

This is what our candidates for statewide office face as they bounce from one campaign stop to the next on the seemingly endless ribbon of blacktop, gravel, and gumbo roads that connect our far-flung population.   

Jackie Yamanaka

Five Democrats are vying to take on Freshman Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte on the November general election ballot, but first they must advance through the Democratic primary in June.

One of those Democrats is Kathleen William. She visited recently with students, some of whom are voters, at Billings West High School.

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