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2018 elections

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You can see live results for Montana's U.S. House and Senate races, state ballot initiatives, state Supreme Court, Montana Legislature and more, beginning once the polls close.

Senator Jon Tester campaigned with other Democrats for statewide office in Browning Nov 3, where he was lauded as an advocate for solving the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Nicky Ouellet

As members of the Crow tribal council stood alongside Republican Senate hopeful Matt Rosendale for his pro-coal stance at the Bozeman airport Saturday, tribal leaders from the Blackfeet Nation and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes threw their weight behind Democrats Senator Jon Tester and Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams.

They started their day in Browning with a breakfast feed. By afternoon, they were at Elks Lodge in Polson with the Blacklodge drum circle.

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Matt Rosendale campaigns in Whitefish, MT, November 2, 2018.
Nicky Ouellet / Montana Public Radio


A U.S. Senator who advocates for selling off federal public lands was in Montana on Friday campaigning for Senate hopeful Republican Matt Rosendale

Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee endorsed Rosendale last December. Together they’re hosting get out the vote events in Polson, Missoula and Whitefish.

A fourth presidential visit to Montana continues a grudge President Trump has with Jon Tester. Libertarians have sometimes influenced the outcome of a Montana Senate race, but will they this year? Republican ads focus on immigration, while Democratic ads want to highlight health care. And the infamous body-slam keeps coming up in the House race. Sally, Chuck and Rob talk about what it all means for Tuesday's election, right now on "Campaign Beat."

The North Fork Forum meets monthly or as interest allows in Sondreson Hall, where the lights run off a gas generator and the outhouse is ten steps into the woods.
Nicky Ouellet

On a recent evening in the remote reaches of the North Fork Road on the northwest side of Glacier National Park, a couple of candidates for the state Legislature were debating in Sondreson Hall. It’s an old log building heated by an oil drum wood stove where the lights run off a gas generator and the outhouse is ten steps into the woods.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

On the eve of President Trump’s fourth visit to Montana since July to campaign against Sen. Jon Tester, the Defense Department says it is continuing to investigate charges of professional misconduct by Rear Admiral Ronny L. Jackson. 

U.S. Senator Jon Tester and former president of Planned Parenthood nationwide Cecile Richards share the stage in Bozeman at Montana State University on Nov. 1, 2018.
Corin Cates-Carney / MTPR

The former president of Planned Parenthood nationwide joined U.S. Senator Jon Tester in Bozeman, Thursday afternoon, to continue the Democrat’s effort to energize his voting base five days before the midterm election.

Voting booths at the Missoula Library.
Josh Burnham

A Montana Assistant U.S. Attorney will serve as the state’s Election Officer for the November 6 general election.

That means Brendan McCarthy will oversee the District of Montana’s handling of allegations of election fraud and voting rights abuse.

US Senate Candidates, L to R, Rick Breckenridge, Matt Rosendale and Jon Tester at the MTN News - Yellowstone Public Radio debate Oct. 13, 2018
MTN News

Updated at 6:00 p.m. with expanded copy and a follow-up interview with Rick Breckenridge.

This morning, the Libertarian candidate in the race for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat told reporters he’s endorsing Republican Matt Rosendale in that race. Here’s what Libertarian Rick Breckenridge said.

"Honestly I'm not going to take the seat, and I think today that Matt Rosendale is going to be the best person to fulfill that obligation and that role, and so I'm here today to support Matt in his candidacy, and endorse him in his continuing effort to be the front man in the cause of liberty."

Congressional hopeful Democrat Kathleen Williams stumped in Whitefish on October 30, 2018.
Nicky Ouellet / MTPR

Montana’s Democratic Congressional hopeful Kathleen Williams is accusing her opponent of misrepresenting her on a number of issues in his campaign materials.

Williams stumped in Whitefish on a campaign swing through the greater Flathead Valley Tuesday, where she said Republican incumbent Greg Gianforte had misrepresented her position on a strong border, her support of the Second Amendment and her opposition to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

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