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Reading the weather in Bullock vs. Daines

The outcome will help decide control of the Senate, and both candidates are touting their environmental credentials.

The outcome of Montana’s Senate race will help decide control of the upper chamber of Congress, and both Steve Daines and Steve Bullock are touting their environmental credentials.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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