John Lewis http://mtpr.net en Sally, Chuck and Mike look at the candidates, and the ads, in Montana’s congressional races http://mtpr.net/post/sally-chuck-and-mike-look-candidates-and-ads-montana-s-congressional-races <p></p><p>Candidates in Montana's high profile U.S. House and Senate races are gearing up their campaigns, as the primary is just six weeks away. Those who've raised the most money have new ads on TV, and messages they hope will resonate with voters.</p><p>In this edition of "Campaign Beat", our weekly political analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspapers' Capitol reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison, about who's leading the money race in the House and Senate campaigns - and who's got the TV ads generating the most buzz.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:20:20 +0000 Sally Mauk 17827 at http://mtpr.net Sally, Chuck and Mike look at the candidates, and the ads, in Montana’s congressional races More candidates announcing House bids well ahead of filing day http://mtpr.net/post/more-candidates-announcing-house-bids-well-ahead-filing-day <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The already-crowded field of candidates vying for Montana’s U.S. House seat continues to grow.</span></p><p>Current Republican Representative Steve Daines announced earlier this month he will be running for the Senate seat being vacated by Democratic Senator Max Baucus in 2014.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 01:26:37 +0000 Dan Boyce 11602 at http://mtpr.net More candidates announcing House bids well ahead of filing day Missoula writer, Blackfeet member joining US House race http://mtpr.net/post/missoula-writer-blackfeet-member-joining-us-house-race <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Missoula writer and member of the Blackfeet Tribe has announced her run for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat as a Democrat.</span></p><p>Melinda Gopher ran for the seat in 2010, coming in third in the Democratic Primary. She is running a campaign focused on bucking the Democratic establishment.</p><p>“We have a power elite that has abused the Indian vote for a long time in the state, and that power elite has been led by Senator Baucus,” Gopher said.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:45:24 +0000 Dan Boyce 11311 at http://mtpr.net Missoula writer, Blackfeet member joining US House race Only Democrat in MT’s U.S. House race officially announces candidacy http://mtpr.net/post/only-democrat-mt-s-us-house-race-officially-announces-candidacy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The only Democrat so far to file for Montana&#39;s U.S. House seat in 2014 officially announced his campaign Monday. John Lewis, former State Director for Sen. Max </span>Baucus<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, held the&nbsp;kick-off event for his campaign from a Helena union hall about two months after submitting paperwork for the bid. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Lewis opened the kick-off by unveiling this campaign video:</p><p>http://youtu.be/Dqt2Z7EdC80</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:00:29 +0000 Dan Boyce 9664 at http://mtpr.net Only Democrat in MT’s U.S. House race officially announces candidacy