Montana Public Media

Your resource for Montana political news

Montana Public Media is a collaboration between MontanaPBS, Montana Public Radio,
Yellowstone Public Radio, and The University of Montana School of Journalism


Jon Tester and Denny Rehberg, the two candidates for the U.S. Senate revisited the issues they’ve been verbally sparring over for months at their last debate Saturday night. As Jackie Yamanaka of YPR reports from Bozeman, most of the sparks flew over disagreements over health care. October 20 Senate Debate

The three-candidates for the U-S Senate, Jon Tester, Denny Rehberg and Dan Cox laid out different visions for Montana during a debate on October 15th at Flathead Valley Community College. As Jackie Yamanaka reports from Kalispell, the candidates debated familiar topics and occasionally used humor to drive home their points. U.S.Senate Debate October 15  

News director Sally Mauk talks with Lee Newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison, about this week’s senate and gubernatorial debates.

Montana’s candidates for governor expressed differing views on unions, abortions, and marijuana in a polite debate in Billings last night. State Attorney General Steve Bullock and former Congressman Rick Hill are vying for the open governor’s seat.

Gubernatorial candidates Steve Bullock and Rick Hill met on October 9 at Petro Theater on the campus of MSU Billings to debate. Listen to the full audio archive courtesy of Yellowstone Public Radio.

Edward O’Brien and University of Montana political science professors Christopher Muste and Rob Saldin offered this live analysis immediately following the Montana gubernatorial debate held October 10th.  

Two fiesty candidates for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat faced-off at their second debate in front of a packed house in Billings last night. As Jackie Yamanaka reports, Senator Jon Tester and Congressman Denny Rehberg verbally sparred over issues that are also a mainstay of their commercials.   U.S. Senate Debate Recap

MontanaPBS Debate Night: Race for the Governor – Fall 2012

MontanaPBS Debate Night: Race for the Governor. Watch the video archive of the Montana Governor’s debate between Steve Bullock and Rick Hill, held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

U.S. House Debate at MSU Billings

Steve Daines (R) and Kim Gillan (D), candidates for Montana’s lone House seat, met to debate on October 2 from Petro Theatre on the campus of MSU Billings . Listen to the full debate.   U.S. House Debate

MontanaPBS Debate Night: Race for the U.S. Senate – Fall 2012

This is one of the most closely watched political races in the country. Montana Public Media partners present the first televised debate between incumbent U.S. Senator Jon Tester and challenger U.S. Representative Denny Rehberg. A panel of journalists will question the candidates in front of a live audience at the Petro Theater on the campus […]