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Analyst: In Tonight's Debate, Lewis, Zinke Must 'Tread Fine Line'

Rep. Ryan Zinke is rumored to be President-elect Trump's nominee for secretary of the Interior.
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Republican Ryan Zinke
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Democrat John Lewis

What a difference a weekend can make in Montana's U.S House debate schedule.

Republican U.S House candidate Ryan Zinke will debate Democrat John Lewis tonight in Billings. Zinke originally declined to participate in the Billings debate citing scheduling conflicts. His campaign issued a press release late Friday afternoon saying he'd changed his mind.

Montana Public Radio is broadcasting the debate starting this evening at 7:00. That debate will be aired on this radio station and streamed on our website.

Lewis and Zinke want to replace Republican Representative, Steve Daines, who's running for the U.S. Senate after serving one term in the House.

Tonight's will be the second time Lewis and Zinke have squared off.

Edward O'Brien sat down today with University of Montana Political Science Professor Christopher Muste to talk about this evening's debate.

Click the link below to listen to the conversation.

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University of Montana Political Science Professor, Christopher Muste.

Edward O’Brien first landed at Montana Public Radio three decades ago as a news intern while attending the UM School of Journalism. He covers a wide range of stories from around the state.  
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