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Groups who spent big to influence Tester's Supreme Court vote in 2017 are silent now

One year after spending nearly $1 million trying to leverage a Supreme Court confirmation vote from U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, Trump backers are showing little interest in getting the Montana Democrat’s vote for nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Read more

Tester, Williams head to Great Falls to rally Montana Democrats for fall elections

GREAT FALLS — As Montana Democrats gathered at a convention center near the river here to set their platform, the party’s top candidates in this fall's election rallied the crowd to go out and talk to voters around the state about their campaigns. Read more

London demonstrators march against Trump, mock with giant balloon

LONDON — A giant balloon depicting U.S. President Donald Trump as a screaming orange baby flew over London Friday as tens of thousands marched through the streets to protest the American leader's visit to the U.K. Read more

Tester takes in $3 million, spends heavily to counter Trump

BILLINGS — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester brought in a personal record $3 million in the latest fundraising quarter, yet saw his cash reserves drop as the Montana Democrat spends heavily to counter President Donald Trump's push to oust him. Read more

Vice President Pence coming to Billings to campaign for Rosendale

Vice President Mike Pence will be in Billings at the end of the month to campaign on behalf of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale. Read more

Gianforte, Williams report strong fundraising numbers

HELENA — Democratic U.S. House candidate Kathleen Williams says she received a fundraising boost after her primary win, raising $480,000 from the June 5 election through the end of the month. Read more

Report: Rosendale uses accounting to skirt contribution limits

Montana Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale used accounting maneuvers to make it possible for campaign donors to give him more money this year than is allowed in the 2018 election cycle, according to a story run by The Daily Beast on Thursday. Read more

Fredrickson to be interim Butte-Silver Bow commissioner before election

Shawn Fredrickson will become an interim Butte-Silver Bow commissioner next week, more than three months before he’s likely to win the District 1 seat outright. Read more

Gianforte 'grateful' to Trump for pardoning ranchers whose case triggered takeover of refuge

Montana’s lone U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte on Wednesday praised fellow Republican President Donald Trump for pardoning two Oregon ranchers convicted of arson, whose 2016 imprisonment under terrorism laws triggered an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge for more than a month. Read more

Secretary of state to appeal order removing Green Party from ballot

Secretary of State Corey Stapleton said Wednesday he will appeal to the state Supreme Court a Helena District Court judge's order to remove the Montana Green Party's candidates from the ballot this fall. Read more

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