John Bohlinger http://mtpr.org en Primary Election Results http://mtpr.org/post/primary-election-results <p>Primary election results for statewide offices and Missoula County races.</p><p>Last updated 10:50 a.m.&nbsp; 6/04/14.</p><p><iframe class="ap-embed" height="900" src="http://hosted.ap.org/interactives/2014/primary-election-results/?site= KUFMFMELN&amp;state=MT&amp;date=2014-06-03" style="border: 1px solid #eee;" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 01:56:25 +0000 Edward O'Brien 19953 at http://mtpr.org Primary Election Results Republican turned democrat says he’s the progressive in the Senate race http://mtpr.org/post/republican-turned-democrat-says-he-s-progressive-senate-race <p>Former Republican state legislator and lieutenant governor John Bohlinger wants to be Montana's next democratic U.S. Senator.</p><p>Bohlinger is an ex-Marine and former Billings businessman who served five terms in the legislature and two terms as the Republican lieutenant governor with democratic Governor Brian Schweitzer.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 17:25:12 +0000 Sally Mauk 18932 at http://mtpr.org Republican turned democrat says he’s the progressive in the Senate race Sally, Chuck and Mike talk superPAC's, and campaign ad humor http://mtpr.org/post/sally-chuck-and-mike-talk-superpacs-and-campaign-ad-humor <p>This week on "Campaign Beat", our weekly political analysis program,&nbsp; News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspapers Capitol reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about the role of super PACS in the House Republican primary race, who's got the funniest campaign ads (so far), and how many times you can say "Obama" in a 30-second ad...</p><p></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 21:25:12 +0000 Sally Mauk 18841 at http://mtpr.org Sally, Chuck and Mike talk superPAC's, and campaign ad humor Sally, Chuck and Mike look at deceptive ads and websites http://mtpr.org/post/sally-chuck-and-mike-look-deceptive-ads-and-websites <p></p><p>Candidates like to brag in their TV ads - but not at all the bragging is perhaps as truthful as it should be. Deceptive ads - and websites - are part of the discussion tonight on "Campaign Beat", our weekly political analysis program featuring News Director Sally Mauk and Lee newspapers'&nbsp; Capitol reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:06:43 +0000 Sally Mauk 18196 at http://mtpr.org Sally, Chuck and Mike look at deceptive ads and websites Sally, Chuck and Mike look at the candidates, and the ads, in Montana’s congressional races http://mtpr.org/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.org Sally, Chuck and Mike look at the candidates, and the ads, in Montana’s congressional races Missoula writer, Blackfeet member joining US House race http://mtpr.org/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.org Missoula writer, Blackfeet member joining US House race Former Republican Lt. Gov. files for Senate as Democrat http://mtpr.org/post/former-republican-lt-gov-files-senate-democrat <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Republican Lieutenant Governor John </span>Bohlinger<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said Thursday he would be the Democratic candidate most able to defeat Congressman Steve </span>Daines<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the 2014 Senate Race.</span></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:51:29 +0000 Dan Boyce 10797 at http://mtpr.org Former Republican Lt. Gov. files for Senate as Democrat Daines officially announces Senate bid http://mtpr.org/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.org Daines officially announces Senate bid Who do the Dems get to run now? http://mtpr.org/post/who-do-dems-get-run-now <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With former </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Brian Schweitzer’s weekend decision not to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Max </span>Baucus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in 2014, the list of Democratic candidates who might run is an ever-changing puzzle.</span></p><p>After Schweitzer’s decision, political observers quickly turned to Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau and State Auditor Monica Lindeen.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:11:32 +0000 Dan Boyce 5560 at http://mtpr.org Who do the Dems get to run now?