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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, the Beartooth Mountains glow in the morning light just after dawn southeast of Billings, Mont.   Democrats have sought to make public land protections a central issue in Montana and Colorado U.S. Senate races despite a GOP legislative win on the issue.(AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

Dems keep focus on public lands despite GOP legislative win

Oct. 31, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democrats seeking to pick up U.S. Senate seats in Montana and Colorado are falling back on a party playbook now familiar for the U.S. West: Paint their opponents as a threat to the public lands the two sprawling Rocky Mountain states are known for. The Republican incumbents appeared...

Montana governor COVID free after staffer tests positive

Oct. 28, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A staff member in Montana Gov. Steve Bullock's office tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson for the governor said Wednesday, but Bullock and Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney have tested negative for the respiratory virus. Bullock and Cooney were not considered close contacts of the infected...

Daines files FEC complaint alleging dark money spending

Oct. 27, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines filed a complaint with federal election officials on Tuesday over anonymous mailers attacking Daines that were sent to Montana voters. The complaint filed to the Federal Election Commission alleges at least 500 of the...

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2020, file photo, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., right, speaks during a campaign event for Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., left, at the Recteq facility in Evans, Ga. Six years after being elected in an expensive and heated race, Republican Sen. Tom Cotton is on the ballot again and he's campaigning hard — just not in Arkansas. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP, File)

Tom Cotton is campaigning hard, just not for reelection

Oct. 26, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Six years after being elected in an expensive and heated race, Republican Sen. Tom Cotton is on the ballot again and he's campaigning hard — just not in Arkansas. With no Democratic rival and millions in campaign funds to spend, Cotton has run ads in the battleground states...

Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., speaks during an event for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Michigan State Fairgrounds in Novi, Mich., Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Parties' late spending on Senate races shows GOP's jeopardy

Oct. 23, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats are unleashing millions in eleventh-hour spending to contest Senate seats in states that read like a list of reliable GOP strongholds: Alaska. Arizona. Georgia. Iowa. Kansas. Montana. South Carolina. Texas. The reason: States in many traditionally conservative...

Gianforte uses $4M more of his own money for campaign

Oct. 21, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican Greg Gianforte used $4 million more of his own money to help fund his bid to become Montana's next governor in the November election, bringing the total amount the congressman has loaned himself to more than $7.5 million, new campaign finance reports show. Gianforte also...

Bullock outraises Daines more than 2-1 in latest quarter

Oct. 15, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock raised more than twice as much money for his Senate campaign as incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines did in the latest reporting period, according to numbers released by their campaigns on Thursday. Bullock reported raising $26.8 million in the...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2020, file photo, Gov. Steve Bullock, left, and U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., prepare their notes before the beginning of their televised debate at the KUFM-TV studio at the University of Montana in Missoula, Mont. Political groups fighting for control of the U.S. Senate have poured more than $118 million into the contest between Bullock and Daines. For Montana residents, it means an unrelenting barrage of advertisements any time they turn on their computers, televisions and radios or open their mailboxes. (Ben Allan Smith/The Missoulian via AP, File)

US Senate high stakes spur astronomical spending in Montana

Oct. 14, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Political groups fighting for control of the U.S. Senate have poured more than $118 million into the contest between Montana's Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and Republican incumbent Steve Daines, a record shattering figure for the sparsely-populated state that dwarfs spending on a...

Montana ridge named in honor of airmen who died in crash

Oct. 14, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — An area of Montana countryside where four Air Force pilots crashed and died in 1962 was named in honor of the fallen service members. President Donald Trump signed the B-47 Designation Act Tuesday naming the area east of Paradise Valley the “B-47 Ridge,” the Bozeman...

Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison and Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., face off in the South Carolina U.S. Senate debate at Allen University in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. (Joshua Boucher/The State via AP)

Graham challenger pushing conservatives toward 3rd candidate

Oct. 13, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In a state known for its political shenanigans, the Senate race in South Carolina is living up to that reputation as campaigning between U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison enters its closing days. This week, Harrison has been mounting a campaign to...