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Brett Kavanaugh

New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent Carl Hulse, MTPR journalist Sally Mauk and Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd at the University of Montana.
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Two New York Times journalists — Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd and Chief Washington Correspondent Carl Hulse — are in Missoula to kick off the Baucus Institute lecture series at the University of Montana. Hulse and Dowd sat down in our studios to talk journalism and politics with Sally Mauk.

The Kavanaugh effect is tightening the Senate race; new ads are getting nastier; debates are sharpening candidates’ profiles and messages; and Libertarian candidates could impact the outcome of close races. Sally Mauk, Chuck Johnson and Rob Saldin analyze this week's campaign news now, on "Campaign Beat."

Screenshot of Daines' video statement

Montana’s Republican Senator, Steve Daines, will likely not have to return to Washington D.C. by private jet tomorrow to help confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. 

Sen. Steve Daines.
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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republican Sen. Steve Daines says he's going to attend his daughter's wedding back home in Montana on Saturday regardless of a possible weekend Senate vote on embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

AP Fact Check: Emails Show Tester Did Try To Meet Kavanaugh

Oct 4, 2018
State Auditor Matt Rosendale, Republican, left, and Senator Jon Tester, Democrat, right.
Montana PBS

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Matt Rosendale accuses his Democratic opponent, Sen. Jon Tester, of obstructing the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by refusing to meet with him before deciding to vote against his nomination.

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