Montana Senate, House candidates press toward finish line

Politics 11/04/18, 18:19

Candidates for Montana's closely-contested U.S. Senate race face a grim reality as they press toward Tuesday's finish: There's a dwindling pool of voters left after large numbers already cast their ballots before Election Day. Democratic Sen. Jon Tester is facing another stiff re-election challenge after President Donald Trump made an unprecedented ...

Update: Trump, at Montana rally, cites booming economy

U.S. 11/03/18, 14:51

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is emphasizing the booming economy as he urges supporters in Montana to back Republicans on Election Day. Trump says at a rally at the Bozeman airport that if Republicans lose the House, "radical Democrats" will undo his efforts over ...

With Trump in Montana, Sen. Jon Tester turns to ‘The Dude’

Politics 11/02/18, 09:34

Montana Senate candidate Matt Rosendale may not be a household name, but he's surrounded on the campaign trail by President Donald Trump and other big-name Republicans like Vice President Mike Pence, Sens. Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul. His opponent, Democratic Sen. Jon Tester? He's got "The Dude." Arguably the biggest name to ...

Libertarian backs Republican in tight Montana Senate race

Politics 10/31/18, 15:24

The Libertarian candidate in Montana's U.S. Senate race threw his support behind Republican Matt Rosendale on Wednesday in response to an election mailer from an unknown group that appeared aimed at undermining Rosendale's support among conservatives. Rosendale, Montana's state auditor and insurance commissioner, is in a tight race against two-term Democratic ...

Update: Spending on Senate race shatters Montana record

Politics 10/26/18, 18:28

The Latest on the U.S. Senate race in Montana (all times local):11:45 a.m.A record-smashing $60 million in campaign donations and outside spending has gone into Montana's contentious U.S. Senate race as Democrats seek to hold on to the seat in a Trump-leaning state.The Associated Press reviewed campaign filings with the ...

Wildfire concerns might help reverse decline in timber sales

Business 10/22/18, 03:24

Timber harvests in Montana peaked during the late 1980s and have declined substantially since, a drop attributed in large part to a 70 percent to 80 percent reduction in harvests on national forest lands during the 1990s. That's according to a new study by the Forest Industry Research program at the ...

Update: Trump accuses Dems of supporting migrant caravan

Politics 10/18/18, 21:22

The Latest on President Donald Trump on the campaign trail (all times local):7:05 p.m.President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of supporting a caravan of thousands of Central Americans who are walking toward America's southern border.Trump is campaigning in Missoula, Montana, on Thursday for GOP Senate candidate Matt Rosendale, who is ...

Trump in Montana: Midterm focus is Kavanaugh, immigration

Politics 10/18/18, 16:27

While campaigning in Montana, President Donald Trump says this Election Day will be about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, immigration, and law and order.Trump said Thursday at a rally in Missoula that the midterms will be the "election of Kavanaugh, the caravan, law and order and common sense." A caravan ...

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