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Greg Gianforte

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 Capital Reporter Chuck Johnson.

Jeannette Rankin, the first and only woman Montana has sent to Congress.
Library of Congress/ WNYC Studios

MTPR'S Eric Whitney interviews WNYC's Mara Silvers, a Montana native, about the podcast episode she produced for WNYC's United States of Anxiety podcast, which you can find here: "The Original Nasty Woman."

Montana absentee ballot application.
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Up to 90,000 Montanans have been getting mail this week from a political group backing Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, encouraging voters to register for absentee ballots. 

The 2018 Baucus Leaders (from the left) Noah Hill, Shane St. Onge, Marianna Yearboro, Makkie Haller and Katie Wilkins.
University of Montana

A million dollar gift to the University of Montana is permanently endowing an internship program that will allow 10 students a year to spend a summer working in Washington, D.C.

Full results of the latest Big Sky Poll can be found at: www.umt.edu/bigskypoll/
University of Montana Big Sky Poll

There’s a new poll out about Montana’s US House and Senate races, and its results are very different than those that have come before.

The Big Sky poll from the University of Montana shows Jon Tester leading Matt Rosendale in the Senate race by 24 points.

Three previous polls this election cycle have had the Senate race at nearly dead even.

And the new Big Sky poll shows Kathleen Williams ahead of Greg Gianforte in the House race by 13 points.

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