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Steve Bullock - D
Montana Attorney General

Rick Hill - R
Former U.S. Representative

Ron Vandevender - L
Libertarian Candidate For Governor
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.

Attorney General Steve Bullock has been selected as the next Governor of Montana. Bullock won the tight race against former Republican Congressman Rick Hill by less than 10 thousand votes. Listen to the full story by Dan Boyce of MTPR,  

The smoke has finally – mostly – settled on the 2012 election and the winners and losers are assessing where they go from here. MTPR News Director Sally Mauk sat down with University of Montana political scientists Rob Saldin and Christopher Muste today to sort out some of the drama of the Montana results

Democrat Steve Bullock Wins Close Montana Governor’s Race

Attorney General Steve Bullock won a narrow victory in the Montana governor’s race Wednesday, maintaining a slender 8,300-vote lead with 94 percent of the precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press.

Democrats held slight leads in statewide races for governor, secretary of state and state auditor as the vote counting in Montana’s election dragged into its second day. The totals show Republican Tim Fox leading in the attorney general’s race and a too-close-call margin in the race for superintendent of public instruction. With votes still to […]

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

Montana’s next governor likely to face a GOP Legislature

While polls show a tight race for governor, the odds are with Republicans in the statewide battle to control the next Montana Legislature. On Nov. 6 Montana will elect all 100 of the members of the state House of Representatives and 26 of the Senate’s 50 members.

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.

2012 Campaign Rekindles Debate over Disclosing Donors in Montana

Jim Murry’s phone is ringing off the hook these at the state Commissioner of Political Practices office in Helena. As campaign season winds down, the complaints are piling up, with many centering on a single question: Who gave what to whom and when?