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Counties will have option to conduct all-mail elections in November

A new directive by Gov. Steve Bullock replicates an anti-coronavirus measure that helped spur highest-in-decades turnout in Montana’s June primary.

A new directive by Gov. Steve Bullock replicates an anti-coronavirus measure that helped spur highest-in-decades turnout in Montana’s June primary.

Bumps and backlash for Bullock

How the coronavirus pandemic is shaping the race for Montana's U.S. senate seat.

How the coronavirus pandemic is shaping the race for Montana’s U.S. senate seat.

GOP floats a nepotism charge. Butte company cries foul.

National Republican Senatorial Committee ads allege Gov. Steve Bullock directed state contracts to Pioneer Technical Services, co-founded by his brother.

National Republican Senatorial Committee advertising tries connect $14 million in state contracts awarded to company associated with Gov. Steve Bullock’s brother to cronyism.

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Cooney and Gianforte campaigns take aim at November, and each other

The contest to be Montana’s next governor is already building up to be a heated and expensive clash between the state’s current U.S. representative and lieutenant governor, after Greg Gianforte and Mike Cooney declared victory in their respective primaries on Tuesday. Cooney cinched the Democratic ticket with nearly 55% of the vote, fending off a […]

Familiar names headed to general election for Montana’s federal delegation

When it comes time for Montana voters to decide who they’ll send to Washington, D.C., in November, the names on the ballot will be familiar. As U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, a Republican, looks to win his second six-year term, he’ll be challenged by two-term Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock, who is looking for a new job […]

Primary battles between Solutions Caucus legislators and right-flanking challengers produced a mixed bag

With the results of Montana’s 2020 primary election now fully in, it appears that a concerted effort by right-flanking primary challengers to oust more moderate members of the Montana Legislature’s Republican delegation has met with mixed results. Conservative Solutions Caucus lawmakers held their own in eight of the 12 contested races Montana Free Press identified […]

Live Blog: Montana Primary Election

Montana Free Press’ coverage of the June 2 Montana primary election featuring updates, analysis, results and commentary from reporters Eric Dietrich and Mara Silvers, contributing writer Alex Sakariassen, and MTFP Editor-in-Chief John S. Adams.

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