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Equal Time

In an effort to educate voters about more statewide races, MontanaPBS is offering candidates unedited time to respond to questions related to their office. For each of these races, three questions were presented to the candidates. Their responses will be broadcast on MontanaPBS and available here on the website. The answers can help voters make important decisions on the races that don't receive as much media attention.

In this edition of Equal Time, Attorney General candidates Tim Fox and Pam Bucy are given unedited time to respond to a question related to their office. The question is: As Attorney General you must defend laws against constitutional challenges and also swear to support the U.S. and Montana Constitutions themselves. When, if ever, would […]


In this edition of Equal Time, Attorney General candidates Tim Fox and Pam Bucy are given unedited time to respond to a question related to their office. The question is: The Land Board has a fiduciary duty to “secure the largest measure of legitimate and reasonable advantage to the state: and provide for the long-term […]


In this edition of Equal Time, Attorney General candidates Tim Fox and Pam Bucy are given unedited time to respond to a question related to their office. The question is: What would your priorities be with regards to non-profit organizations and consumer protection in the state of Montana?


In this edition of Equal Time, Secretary of State candidates Linda McCulloch, Brad Johnson, and Roger Roots are given unedited time to respond to a question related to their office. The question is: What is your position on current requirements that a voter show personal identification information to vote?


In this edition of Equal Time, Secretary of State candidates Linda McCulloch, Brad Johnson, and Roger Roots are given unedited time to respond to a question related to their office. The question is: What has Montana done, or what does it need to do, to make state polling places accessible to disabled voters, to blind […]


In this edition of Equal Time, Secretary of State candidates Linda McCulloch, Brad Johnson, and Roger Roots are given unedited time to respond to a question related to their office. The question is: What is your position on same-day voter registration?


Equal Time: State Auditor 1 of 3

In this edition of Equal Time, State Auditor candidates Monica Lindeen and Derek Skees are given unedited time to respond to a question related to their office. The question is: What role should the State Auditor play for Montana consumers when it comes to disputed insurance claims?  


In this edition of Equal Time, State Auditor candidates Monica Lindeen and Derek Skees are given unedited time to respond to a question related to their office. The question is: When the Montana Legislature convenes in January, what legislation would you bring, and how would it affect the function of the State Auditor’s office?


In this edition of Equal Time, State Auditor candidates Monica Lindeen and Derek Skees are given unedited time to respond to a question related to their office. The question is: Because there is no federal insurance regulator and the insurance industry is regulated by the states, what do you believe are the State Auditor’s responsibilities […]


In this edition of Equal Time, Supreme Court Justice candidates Laurie McKinnon and Ed Sheehy are given unedited time to respond to a question related to their office. The question is: Do you believe the office of Montana Supreme Court Justice should be an elected one? Why or why not?