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U.S. Senate


Jon Tester - D
U.S. Senator

Denny Rehberg - R
U.S. Representative

Dan Cox - L
Libertarian Candidate For U.S. Senate
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.


Tester Victory Speech Video

By on November 7, 2012


Tester Victory Speech Video

Watch the video of Sen. Tester’s victory speech in front of supporters in Great Falls.  


Unofficial returns show Montana Senator Jon Tester winning re-election over his Republican challenger, Congressman Denny Rehberg. Tester spoke to supporters this morning in Great Falls. Jackie Yamanaka of Yellowstone Public Radio was able to listen via telephone and has this report. You can also watch the entire speech here. Senate Race Wrap Up


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


Tester Defeats Rehberg in Bruising, Costly Senate Race

U.S. Jon Tester won a hard-fought bid for re-election today, defeating six-term Republican Congressman Denny Rehberg in the most expensive race in Montana history. The Associated Press declared Tester the winner at 9 a.m. The latest returns showed the Democrat from Big Sandy led with 48.6 percent of the vote compared to 44.7 percent for [...]


At Jon Tester’s headquarters in Great Falls, the word “recount” has made an early appearance. PBS’s Anna Rau reported that Tester’s campaign is concerned about the possibility of either side calling a recount, as the race is remaining close. Rau described the possibility of a recount as an “ominous thing to hear, at least in [...]


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 [...]