2014 Election http://mtpr.net en Motl: Supreme Court decision will not impact MT elections much http://mtpr.net/post/motl-supreme-court-decision-will-not-impact-mt-elections-much <p>The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to let individuals give to as many political candidates and campaigns as they want.</p><p>The 5-4 vote Wednesday, led by the court’s conservative majority, frees up wealthy contributors to give more campaign donations ahead of the 2014 election.</p><p>It will have an immediate impact on Montana races for federal office, such as the US Senate and House of Representatives.</p><p>But, the state Commissioner of Political Practices says statewide elections will not be affected that much.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:41:00 +0000 Dan Boyce 17111 at http://mtpr.net The 2014 election officially begins http://mtpr.net/post/2014-election-officially-begins <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>UPDATE 5:30 PM</strong></span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Secretary of State's Office has reported a total of 139 Montana candidates filed to run during the first day they could officially do so.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republican legislative candidates at a news event Thursday afternoon said Montana voters are tired of what they call failed liberal policies both in the state and in Washington D.C.</span></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:06:43 +0000 Dan Boyce 13450 at http://mtpr.net The 2014 election officially begins Daines officially announces Senate bid http://mtpr.net/post/daines-officially-announces-senate-bid <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Congressman Steve Daines officially announced his intentions Wednesday to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator Max Baucus in 2014.</span></p><p>"Montanans fundamentally understand that our federal government is too big, it is too powerful, it spends too much and it interferes too often with our daily lives," Daines told the crowd of a couple hundred supporters at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:03:13 +0000 Dan Boyce 10743 at http://mtpr.net Daines officially announces Senate bid 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 Finally, a Democrat announces a Senate bid, but who is he? http://mtpr.net/post/finally-democrat-announces-senate-bid-who-he <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Montana political observers spotted their first Democrat to officially file for U.S. Senate Wednesday.</span></p><p>Dirk S. Adams, a Wilsall Rancher,<a href="http://helenair.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/wilsall-rancher-political-unknown-says-he-s-running-as-democrat/article_b0ea31b4-0535-11e3-b2fb-001a4bcf887a.html" target="_blank"> told Lee Newspapers Reporter Mike Dennison </a>he decided about a month ago to get into the race and that it’s his first time running for office.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:35:29 +0000 Dan Boyce 6874 at http://mtpr.net Finally, a Democrat announces a Senate bid, but who is he?