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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.


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.


As Montanans surge to the polls today, some legislators are already working on changing state laws that say who, how and when future voters can register or cast their ballots. Rep. Ted Washburn, R-Bozeman, says he plans to propose bills in the 2013 Legislature that would eliminate same-day voter registration, stiffen voter identification laws, and […]


The Next Legislature: Bozeman House Race Focuses on Jobs, Schools and the Feds

Montanans are poised to elect 126 members of the next state Legislature on Nov. 6. One key race is in Bozeman’s House District 66, where Democrat Jennifer “JP” Pomnichowski and Republican Dave Ponte say they’re getting an earful from voters. University of Montana journalism student Keele Smith has the details. Listen to the full story […]


The Next Legislature: Property Taxes, K-12 Funding Are Issues in Flathead Senate Race

The battle for control of the Montana Legislature will play out in districts around the state on Nov. 6, and Montana Public Media is covering some of the most contentious races. One of those races is in Senate District 2 in Flathead County, where Republican Dee Brown faces Democrat Dave Fern. University of Montana journalism […]


The Next Legislature: Impacts of Oil Boom Dominate Debate in Senate District 18

The battle for control of the Montana Legislature will play out in districts around the state on Nov. 6, and Montana Public Media is covering some of the most contentious races. One of those races is in Senate District 18 in northeastern Montana, where Republican incumbent John Brenden is facing Democrat Julie French. Jonathon Ambarian […]


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.


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 […]


Dan Boyce of MTPR reports on a Helena protest over corporate money in elections. Tuesday night, the PBS program FRONTLINE focused on American Tradition Partnership and its influence on Montana elections, finding evidence of ATP illegally coordinating with candidates in Montana. ATP is not taking those allegations lightly. Supporters of a Montana ballot measure seeking […]