Latest Steve Daines News

Daines raises $1.3M for re-election, Williams collects $430K

Jul. 16, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Steve Daines of Montana says he collected over $1.3 million for his 2020 re-election campaign during the most recent fundraising period. That left the incumbent Republican with $3.5 million in the bank at the beginning of July, according to Federal Election Commission...

GOP won't fully rebuke Trump attacks on women lawmakers

Jul. 15, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans found themselves unwilling Monday to swiftly and unequivocally rebuke President Donald Trump's attack on progressive women of color in Congress, almost ensuring no real fallout from his party in Congress. Some Republicans spoke up against Trump's suggestion that the women...

Parade of Democratic candidates speak at Montana convention

Jul. 13, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A parade of Montana Democratic candidates made their opening arguments Saturday on how they can hold onto the governor's office and win back lost ground in a 2020 election that one party leader described as a fight for the nation's soul. More than 100 Democratic delegates from across...

Democrat John Mues enters Montana US Senate race

Jul. 11, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Political newcomer John Mues has become the second Democrat to enter the race to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines of Montana. The engineer and Navy veteran said Thursday he decided to run because of Daines' legislative record, including votes to repeal the Affordable Care...

Federal officials to review convicted doctor's pension

Jun. 29, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials are investigating whether to revoke the honorable discharge of a former Indian Health Service pediatrician convicted of molesting children on Montana's Blackfeet Indian Reservation. The Billings Gazette reports that Stanley Patrick Weber could lose more than $100,000 a...

Producer drowns while filming political ad in Montana

Jun. 20, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A film producer from Massachusetts accidentally drowned this week while scuba diving in a Montana lake during a video shoot for a prospective U.S. Senate candidate, authorities said Thursday. The possible candidate, John Mues, tried to help 40-year-old Jesse Hubbell before Hubbell went...

Gianforte's entry shakes up Montana GOP governor's primary

Jun. 14, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte launched his campaign for Montana governor on Friday, immediately shaking up the contest for the Republican nomination by prompting an attack from one prominent opponent and speculation that others may now change their election plans. It's the 58-year-old...

Vice president, Interior secretary visit Yellowstone

Jun. 13, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence visited Yellowstone National Park on Thursday to promote a plan to whittle away the more than $12 billion repair-and-maintenance backlog in parks across the U.S. Pence donned work gloves and helped haul and nail lumber with a work crew...

The Latest: Pence promotes plan to reduce $12B parks backlog

Jun. 13, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Yellowstone National Park (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence is using a visit to Yellowstone National Park to promote a plan to whittle away the more than $12 billion repair-and-maintenance backlog...

Pence addresses Montana meth problem, headlines fundraiser

Jun. 12, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence pushed a combination of tough law enforcement and treatment for addicts to combat Montana's methamphetamine crisis, during a Wednesday visit to the state that was also aimed at raising campaign cash for fellow Republican Sen. Steve Daines. The vice president...