John Bohlinger http://kufm.org en Sally, Chuck and Mike look at the candidates, and the ads, in Montana’s congressional races http://kufm.org/post/sally-chuck-and-mike-look-candidates-and-ads-montana-s-congressional-races <p></p><p>Candidates in Montana's high profile U.S. House and Senate races are gearing up their campaigns, as the primary is just six weeks away. Those who've raised the most money have new ads on TV, and messages they hope will resonate with voters.</p><p>In this edition of "Campaign Beat", our weekly political analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspapers' Capitol reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison, about who's leading the money race in the House and Senate campaigns - and who's got the TV ads generating the most buzz.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:20:20 +0000 Sally Mauk 17827 at http://kufm.org Sally, Chuck and Mike look at the candidates, and the ads, in Montana’s congressional races Missoula writer, Blackfeet member joining US House race http://kufm.org/post/missoula-writer-blackfeet-member-joining-us-house-race <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Missoula writer and member of the Blackfeet Tribe has announced her run for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat as a Democrat.</span></p><p>Melinda Gopher ran for the seat in 2010, coming in third in the Democratic Primary. She is running a campaign focused on bucking the Democratic establishment.</p><p>“We have a power elite that has abused the Indian vote for a long time in the state, and that power elite has been led by Senator Baucus,” Gopher said.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:45:24 +0000 Dan Boyce 11311 at http://kufm.org Missoula writer, Blackfeet member joining US House race Former Republican Lt. Gov. files for Senate as Democrat http://kufm.org/post/former-republican-lt-gov-files-senate-democrat <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Republican Lieutenant Governor John </span>Bohlinger<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said Thursday he would be the Democratic candidate most able to defeat Congressman Steve </span>Daines<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the 2014 Senate Race.</span></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:51:29 +0000 Dan Boyce 10797 at http://kufm.org Former Republican Lt. Gov. files for Senate as Democrat Daines officially announces Senate bid http://kufm.org/post/daines-officially-announces-senate-bid <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Congressman Steve Daines officially announced his intentions Wednesday to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator Max Baucus in 2014.</span></p><p>"Montanans fundamentally understand that our federal government is too big, it is too powerful, it spends too much and it interferes too often with our daily lives," Daines told the crowd of a couple hundred supporters at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:03:13 +0000 Dan Boyce 10743 at http://kufm.org Daines officially announces Senate bid Who do the Dems get to run now? http://kufm.org/post/who-do-dems-get-run-now <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With former </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Brian Schweitzer’s weekend decision not to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Max </span>Baucus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in 2014, the list of Democratic candidates who might run is an ever-changing puzzle.</span></p><p>After Schweitzer’s decision, political observers quickly turned to Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau and State Auditor Monica Lindeen.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:11:32 +0000 Dan Boyce 5560 at http://kufm.org Who do the Dems get to run now?