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State Auditor


Monica Lindeen - D
Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, Montana State Auditor

Derek Skees - R
Montana Representative for District 4
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.


Secretary of State Linda McCulloch and State Auditor Monica Lindeen, both Democrats, won re-election today, while Democratic Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau remain locked in a tight race for another four-year term McCulloch won with 52 percent of the vote, while her Republican opponent, Brad Johnson, had 45 percent. The campaign was a rematch of [...]


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.


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.


Auditor candidates clash over health care, state lands

Candidates Derek Skees and Monica Lindeen are travelling the state, trying to whip up enthusiasm for the most misunderstood office on the ballot: state auditor. For starters, the auditor’s office doesn’t “audit” anything. Instead, it works to protect people from investment scams and ensures that insurance companies pay their customers’ rightful claims. The auditor also [...]


Campaign Finance in the Wake of Citizen’s United

News Director Sally Mauk talks with the head of the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics about the record-setting money being spent on this election and who is spending it.


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 [...]