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L to R, Libertarian Elinor Swanson, Democrat Kathleen Williams and Republican Greg Gianforte
MTN News/Yellowstone Public Radio

The candidates in the race for Montana’s U.S. House seat met this weekend for the first of two debates before election day.

It was a chance for the Libertarian and Democratic challengers to try and chip away at incumbent Republican Greg Gianforte, who had the most to lose going into the candidates’ in-person faceoff.

On a closed TV set at Montana Television Network in Helena, Gianforte along with challengers Democrat Kathleen Williams, and Libertarian Elinor Swanson took turns answering questions from MTN and Yellowstone Public Radio journalists.

State Auditor Matt Rosendale, Republican, left, and Senator Jon Tester, Democrat, right.
Montana PBS

In the first of two televised debates Saturday night, Democratic Senator Jon Tester and his Republican challenger, State Insurance Commissioner Matt Rosendale clashed over campaign contributions, health care and Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme court nomination.

The event was broadcast live by Montana PBS from a closed set in Missoula.

Sally Mauk: Welcome to Campaign Beat, our weekly political analysis program. I'm Sally Mauk and I'm joined by University of Montana Political Science Professor Rob Saldin and Veteran Capitol Reporter Chuck Johnson.

Ads from Montanans Against Tax Hikes and Healthy Montana about I-185.
Montana Public Radio


I-185, the state ballot measure that would raise tobacco taxes in order to continue Montana’s Medicaid expansion, has state lawmakers from both parties concerned. 

Evening Newscast 09-28-18

Sep 28, 2018

Montana Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said today he'll vote against confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

An inmate at the Crossroads Correctional Center in Shelby has been hospitalized after being found unresponsive with injuries that Montana officials say are consistent with an assault.

Glacier National Park is preparing for the winter closure next month of its main thoroughfare.

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