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Kim Gillan - D
State Senator

Steve Daines - R
Former V.P. of RightNow Technologies

David Kaiser - L
Libertarian Candidate For U.S. House
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.


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 [...]


Daines Wins Montana’s Lone Congressional Seat

Promising “more jobs, less government,” Bozeman Republican Steve Daines won election early today to become Montana’s next congressman, filling the seat vacated by Denny Rehberg.


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


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 [...]


Interview with Kim Gillan, Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives

Billings state legislator Kim Gillan faces an uphill battle in her race for U.S. House against the better-funded campaign of Bozeman Republican businessman Steve Daines.  Gillan talks with MTPR News Director Sally Mauk about her hopes for Montana’s future, which include more development of the state’s natural resources. Listen to the full interview below.


As Montana yards fills with campaign signs, as canvassers crisscross neighborhoods in support of gubernatorial candidates, and as TV ads take turns blasting U.S. Senate candidates, the names Kim Gillan and Steve Daines rarely appear on the political radar. The two candidates for the state’s sole U.S. House seat remain largely unknown to voters as [...]


Montana Journal: “The Invisible Race”

With media attention focused elsewhere, the race for Montana’s lone seat in Congress is flying below the political radar. This program profiles the three candidates vying to become Montana’s next U.S. Representative. Libertarian candidate Dave Kaiser of Victor, Republican candidate Steve Daines from Bozeman and Democratic candidate Kim Gillan from Billings will be featured. Watch [...]