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.
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By Jour431 on November 7, 2012
With a dwindling number of votes still to be counted, District Judge Laurie McKinnon appeared to headed for a seat on Montana’s Supreme Court. As of 6:30 a.m., with more than 80 percent of the state’s precincts reporting, McKinnon had 56 percent of the vote. Her opponent, Ed Sheehy, had 44 percent. During the campaign, [...]
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.
By Jour431 on November 3, 2012
Supreme Court rivals Laurie McKinnon and Ed Sheehy have made a point of refusing endorsements from political parties this election. But where do they get the money to run? Much of it comes from their own pockets. In fact, both candidates are their own best individual contributors, according to the National Institute for Montana in [...]
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Dan Boyce of MTPR reports on the one contested race for State Supreme Court. The race is developing into a contest over who can be the most impartial. Voters will decide between District Judge and Choteau resident Laurie McKinnon and Missoula Public Defender Ed Sheehy. Each candidate puts forth a slightly different view on what best [...]
By Jour431 on October 15, 2012
The race for Montana’s lone contested Supreme Court seat could take a partisan twist now that a federal court has allowed political parties to endorse judicial candidates. In mid-September, the 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals overturned Montana’s law forbidding party endorsements in nonpartisan judicial campaigns.
MontanaPBS Equal Time gives Supreme Court Justice candidates Laurie McKinnon and Ed Sheehy unedited time to respond to the following questions. Watch all the videos to learn more about the candidates.
By Montana Public Radio on September 21, 2012
News Director Sally Mauk talks with the Lee Newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about the latest poll on the govenor’s race, the first debate in that race, and two new attack ads.