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Montana Chief Deputy Attorney General Jon Bennion.
Courtesy Bennion campaign

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox’s chief deputy has announced he plans to run for Fox’s seat in next year’s election.

Republican Jon Bennion has worked at the Montana Department of Justice for the past six years.
The 40-year-old Billings native says his tenure there gives him a distinct advantage in Montana’s 2020 Attorney General race.

Tonight on Capitol Talk: Medicaid politics; how Sen. Tester has moved to the center; and what's Gov. Bullock doing in Iowa again? Tune in now for these stories and more from the state Capitol, with Eric Whitney, Holly Michels and Rob Saldin.

Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton.
Courtesy Montana Secretary of State.

Secretary of State Corey Stapleton was fined $4,000 Monday for violating state ethics laws.

Stapleton misused state resources when sending a press release from the Secretary of State's Office announcing his bid for governor in 2020, according to a decision signed by the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox speaks during a Trump campaign rally in Great Falls, Montana, July 5, 2018.
Corin Cates-Carney / MTPR

It’s official, Tim Fox has announced that he’s running for governor.

"I feel I have a calling to public service," Fox says. "I’ve been Montana’s attorney general for the last six years, I have actually a dozen years in public service all told. I think I’ve been an effective and responsible leader, with a lot of results."

Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton.
Courtesy Montana Secretary of State.

Current Republican Secretary of State Corey Stapleton plans to run for governor in 2020.

Stapleton says he’s the right person for the job once Governor Steve Bullock terms out of the office in 2020.

Corin Cates-Carney

Donald Trump Jr. packed an exhibit hall with Trump-agenda supporters in Bozeman last night to rally conservative support in Montana’s U.S. Senate Race.

“You have to realize that Donald Trump is on the ticket in six weeks," Trump Jr. said.  "I want to keep winning for another six years.”

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock speaking at the Des Moines Register Political Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair, August 16, 2018.
Clay Masters / Iowa Public Radio

Governor Steve Bullock made an appearance at the Iowa State Fair Thursday. He gave a speech at the Des Moines Register’s “Political Soapbox” event. It’s an event politicians go to when they’re at least thinking about running for president.

Here’s how Bullock responded when someone asked him if that’s what he’s doing.

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