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2018 elections

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.

Big Tobacco Violated Campaign Laws, Commissioner Finds

Sep 10, 2018

HELENA — Two Big Tobacco companies violated Montana’s campaign practices and disclosure laws as part of a campaign opposing a tobacco tax ballot initiative.

That’s according a 14-page decision issued by the state’s top campaign practices official.

AP Fact Check: Tester Did Rank No. 1 In Cash From Lobbyists

Sep 10, 2018
Montana Senator Jon Tester.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republicans say in a television ad that Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester has taken more money from lobbyists than any other member of Congress this election cycle as he seeks to fend off a challenge from Republican State Auditor Matt Rosendale.

Trump rallies in Montana again hoping to defeat Jon Tester's bid for re-election — and it's personal. New campaign ads in the House and Senate races stretch the truth. And Governor Bullock shifts position on guns as he ponders a run for president. These stories and more tonight on "Campaign Beat," MTPR's weekly political analysis program.

Rosie Costain

Senator Jon Tester held an ice cream social Friday at the University of Montana to encourage students to vote. He also fielded questions about issues surrounding November’s election.

The event was billed as a chance for Senator Tester to hear from students about issues they care about and talk about the upcoming election. That’s exactly what happened when Tester stepped to the front of the room of about 60 people in the University Center on the University of Montana campus.

Tester also tried to appeal to students by talking about the rising cost of college.

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