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Corey Stapleton

Montana Green Party
Montana Green Party

Efforts are underway in state and federal court to restore Green Party of Montana candidates to the state's general election ballot just days after a state judge disqualified them.

Montana Green Party
Montana Green Party

A judge ordered Green Party of Montana candidates removed from the November ballot, after finding the secretary of state improperly rejected requests by voters to have their signatures removed from petitions that qualified the minor party for the races.

The Montana Land Board on July 20 approved three Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) land purchases totalling nearly 740 acres.

Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of FWP purchasing a 600 acre section of land near Anaconda as an addition to the nearly 10,000 acre Garrity Mountain Wildlife Management Area.

Mike Mueller with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation spoke during a public comment period.

Favorites in the top races won their primaries but the general election may not be as predictable. President Trump plans to campaign in Montana for his favorite Steve. And hard-line conservatives celebrate legislative primary victories.

Listen now on Campaign Beat, with Sally Mauk, Rob Saldin and Holly Michels.

The Montana Supreme Court today overruled a lower court order and restored the state’s Jun. 2 mail-in ballot receipt deadline for the upcoming primary.

The high court’s order means voters must get their mail-in ballots to their local election office or other drop off locations by 8 p.m. on Election Day.


With no incumbent seeking reelection, Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives is once again up for grabs. Republicans are trying to prevent a Democrat from flipping the seat blue for the first time in more than 20 years.

Two Democrats, six Republicans and a Green Party candidate are trying to succeed current Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte, who is running for governor.

 

The Montana Secretary of State oversees elections and election laws, maintains records on legislation and business filings, and serves on the state Board of Land Commissioners, among other duties. Seven candidates are vying for the position in the primary election.

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

Montana Public Radio is gathering information on all statewide primary candidates to publish as a resource for our audience. We asked all the statewide candidates to respond to the following questions via email, limiting their answers to 300 words per question. These are their unedited responses.

U.S. House candidate Corey Stapleton:

Gov. Bullock resists pressure to cut spending because of the economic fallout of the pandemic. Republican candidates sound familiar themes in their new campaign ads. Montana has a higher number of women running for office this year. And why some Democrats are thinking about voting for a Republican in the primary.

Listen now on Campaign Beat, with Sally Mauk, Rob Saldin and Holly Michels.

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Seven of the eight candidates running for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat are scheduled to participate in a virtual debate on Saturday.

The debate is sponsored by the Montana Farmers Union and will focus on agricultural issues, ABC FOX Montana reported. The debates will be prerecorded and aired on SWX television stations at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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