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Shared State

Politicians are on the airwaves claiming how their candidacies best reflect “Montana values.” But behind the political promises and rhetoric, there are actual policies up for debate.

The China conundrum

As incumbent Sen. Steve Daines and Gov. Steve Bullock continue to campaign for U.S. Senate, Daines’ record working with, and in, China has become a campaign issue, with both sides using Daines’ record regarding the country as evidence that he would either advocate policies that benefit China at the expense of Montanans (the Bullock camp’s position), or is the representative Montanans need to bring jobs outsourced overseas back to America.

Trailer: Shared State podcast

From exploring the meaning of “real Montanan” to voter access, public lands and rugged individualism, a new collaborative podcast series bridges history, politics and the daily reality of Montanans in the lead-up to a landmark election.


MT LOWDOWN PODCAST: ELECTIONS

Shared State

In Montana’s 2020 race for governor, the candidates’ views on the intersection of religion and policy could have implications for some hot-button legislation.

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GOP ad misrepresents Bullock’s health care stance

An attack ad, which was released in mid-July, states that Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democratic candidate for the Senate, supports a government-run health care program that would wreak havoc on the state’s health care infrastructure. Kaiser Health News rates the claims false.

Early House race attacks focus on states of origin

In Montana, more than half of all adults 25 and older were born someplace else. That’s not stopping candidates for the U.S. House from attacking their opponent’s based on their state-of-origin.

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