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Attorney General

Pam Bucy - D
Legal counsel for the MT Department of Labor and Industry.

Tim Fox - R
Jobs, state’s rights top next attorney general’s list of priorities

Attorney General-elect Tim Fox says he’ll work to make good on campaign promises to improve Montana’s sexual offender registry and protect the state from what he sees as an overreaching federal government. Student reporter Erik C. Anderson explored those issues and more in an interview with the Helena Republican last week.

Campaign Beat: Final Thoughts on Election 2012

On this final edition of “Campaign Beat”, Montana Public Radio’s weekly political analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about who won, who lost, and what happens next.

Voters Give Fox an Edge in Race for Attorney General

Republican Tim Fox will be the Treasure State’s next attorney general, according to the Associated Press. As of mid-morning, Fox was leading Democrat Pam Bucy by a vote of  53 percent to 47 percent.  Fox’s lead held up through much of night. This was 55-year-old Fox’s second run for the job. He lost four years […]

Montana’s Republican Party faithful gathered in Helena at the Red Lion Colonial Hotel, awaiting results for hotly contested statewide and national races.  A mostly older crowd filled the room and two projectors showed the secretary of state’s online results and two televisions tracked the national results, while stuffed mushrooms and chocolate-dipped strawberries circulated the room. […]

Montana Statewide Election Results

By on November 6, 2012

Montana Statewide Election Results

Montana Statewide Election Results. Last updated 1:40 p.m. 11/07/12.  Please see the Montana Secretary of State website for the most up to date numbers.

On this edition of “Campaign Beat”, MTPR‘s weekly political analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about the latest poll showing a LOT of tight races, the ongoing brouhaha over American Tradition Partnership, and the new ads that run from the scary – to the odd

Election Day Coverage Roundup

By on November 2, 2012

Election Day Coverage Roundup

Montana Public Media partners have election day covered. See below for schedules and info on TV, radio and web coverage for election day, Tuesday November 6.

Colorado furniture executive shared donor’s views By Paul Abowd The Center for Public Integrity A secretive nonprofit group that wants to nullify Montana’s campaign finance laws received a $300,000 donation from an anti-union organization aligned with a Colorado furniture executive, an Internal Revenue Service document shows. American Tradition Partnership, a pro-energy group known for successfully […]

Outside Money Plays Major Role in Top Montana Campaigns

Chances are good that out-of-state donors paid for that nasty political ad you watched during the 10 o’clock news. An unprecedented amount of money from out of state is pouring into Montana’s election this year, with most of it flowing into the U.S. Senate race between Republican Denny Rehberg and Democrat Jon Tester.

Interview With A.G. Candidate Pam Bucy

Pam Bucy, the Democratic candidate for state attorney general says her opponent’s focus on a federal health care law has overshadowed the principal role of the state’s top law enforcement office. Pam Bucy stopped by the Yellowstone Public Radio studios this week to talk to Jackie Yamanaka about the issue.