Candidates for U.S. Senate Steve Bullock and Steve Daines will face off in their first debate this weekend. The Greater Montana Foundation and Montana Broadcasters Association are co-sponsoring the debate, which will be held on a video-chat due to concerns of the novel coronavirus.
Montana’s U.S. Senate race is in the national spotlight as Democrats and Republicans compete for a political majority in the chamber. The Bullock-Daines matchup could play a role in deciding where parties' balance of power lands following the November election.
Daines, the incumbent Republican, is seeking a second term in the U.S. Senate. He previously represented Montana for one term in the U.S. House.
Bullock, Montana’s two-term Democratic governor, previously held the office of Attorney General for the state.
Montana Public Radio plans to broadcast the debate Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock. The debate will be recorded Saturday.