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2020 elections

Kathleen Williams is the 2020 Democratic Candidate For U.S. House
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This week we're publishing profiles for the candidates running for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat. Today, we look at Kathleen Williams, a Democrat taking her second run at this office. MTPR's Shaylee Ragar spent some time on the road with Williams earlier this month.

Matt Rosendale.
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This week we're publishing profiles of the candidates running for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat. Today, we look at Matt Rosendale, a Republican who serves as state auditor. MTPR’s Shaylee Ragar spent some time on the road and sat down for an interview with Rosendale earlier this month. 

Early voting is underway in Montana. The novel coronavirus pandemic has led most counties to conduct an all-mail ballot election, while others are sticking to a traditional polling place election. YPR News’ Kevin Trevellyan convened a Zoom roundtable of county elections officials to find out how preparations are going and what voters should know as an unusual election season wraps up. The conversation has been edited for clarity.

Montana’s mask mandate was put into effect for the health of everybody in the state, collectively. But those mask protests are all about the rights of solitary citizens. Beneath the surface of this conflict, there are competing ideas about the role of the individual in society as a whole. That tension plays out in Montana politics in all kinds of ways. When we vote for candidates this fall, we’re also casting our ballots for particular ideas about how government should impact peoples’ lives.

This is Shared State episode eight: “To Secure The Blessings Of Liberty.” How do we weigh the individual and the collective when we talk about freedom, choice and rights?

Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney speaks at a campaign rally in Women's Park in Helena on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
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This week we’re publishing profiles on both the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor. MTPR's Shaylee Ragar brings us this look at Democrat Mike Cooney and his bid for Montana’s executive office.

Troy Downing is the 2020 Republican candidate for state auditor.
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Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates.

Troy Downing is the 2020 Republican candidate for State Auditor. He spoke with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates-Carney.

Republican U.S. House Rep. Greg Gianforte walks in the Labor Day Parade with his wife, Susan, in Dillon, Montana, while on the campaign trail on Sept. 7, 2020.
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This week we’re publishing profiles on both the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor. Shaylee Ragar brings us this look at Republican Greg Gianforte and his second bid for Montana’s executive office.

Montana voters this election will decide whether the state constitution requires some updating. 

Constitutional Revisions 46 and 47 revise constitutional language dealing with signature collection efforts for ballot initiatives.

Shane Morigeau is the 2020 Democratic candidate for state auditor.
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Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates.

Shane Morigeau is the 2020 Democratic candidate for State Auditor. He spoke with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates-Carney.

Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio interviewed Montana's statewide general election candidates.

Roger Roots is the 2020 Libertarian candidate for State Auditor. He spoke with Montana Public Radio’s Corin Cates-Carney.

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