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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.

Late Friday morning Montana Democratic Senator Jon Tester announced his decision to oppose the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Here's the press release in its entirety:

"(Big Sandy, Mont.)—U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced he will vote against the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the nominee to serve a lifetime appointment on the United States Supreme Court.

Fox News

Montana’s Republican Senator Steve Daines weighed in on the latest allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh today.

On Sunday, The New Yorker published allegations from a Colorado woman who says Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party when the two were students at Yale in the 1980s.

Montana's House and Senate races are tightening, giving hope to the challengers; new ads trumpet Trump support and guns; and the Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination process could be a wild-card in the congressional contests. Sally Mauk, Chuck Johnson and Rob Saldin analyse this week's campaign news now, on "Campaign Beat."

Kathleen Williams speaks at a fundraiser in Bozeman last Friday
Corin Cates-Carney

Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress Kathleen Williams held a fundraiser in Bozeman late last week. It was at the home of some supporters on the southside of town. And before the drinks and food and speeches got set up and going I sat down with the candidate to catch up about the campaign and recent news in politics.

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