Steve Daines http://mtpr.org en Montana Politics Week In Review http://mtpr.org/post/montana-politics-week-review <p></p><p><strong>NorthWestern Energy Dam Buyback</strong></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:16:02 +0000 Josh Burnham 22176 at http://mtpr.org Montana Politics Week In Review Contraceptives, Campaign Finance And Citizen Initiatives http://mtpr.org/post/contraceptives-campaign-finance-and-citizen-initiatives <p></p><p>Montana politicians and interest groups were divided along party lines over this week's U.S. Supreme Court decision concerning the Affordable Care Act's birth control coverage mandate. In the <a href="http://www.vox.com/cards/obamacare-and-contraceptives/what-is-obamacare">Hobby Lobby case</a>, the Supreme Court ruled that closely-held private corporations do not have to provide birth control as mandated by the Affordable Care Act, if the corporations have religious objections to birth control.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 19:24:27 +0000 Josh Burnham 21456 at http://mtpr.org Contraceptives, Campaign Finance And Citizen Initiatives Watch the U.S. Senate and House Debates http://mtpr.org/post/watch-us-senate-and-house-debates <p></p><hr /><p></p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="700" iframe="" scrolling="no" src="http://www.montanapublicmedia.org/video/mna-candidate-debates/mna-debate-archive.htm" width="575"></iframe></p><p>The Montana Newspaper Association and MontanaPBS joined together to sponsor the first United States Senate and United States House of Representatives candidate debates of the political season.</p><p>The debates were held in the Library Auditorium at Montana Tech in Butte on Saturday, June 14, 2014.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 17:23:17 +0000 Josh Burnham 20263 at http://mtpr.org Watch the U.S. Senate and House Debates 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 Attack ads - and why you should vote http://mtpr.org/post/attack-ads-and-why-you-should-vote <p>Last minute attacks ads - and the importance of the primary races - dominate the discussion on this last spring election season installment of "Campaign Beat", our weekly political analysis program featuring Lee newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison, and News Director Sally Mauk...</p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:05:55 +0000 Sally Mauk 19846 at http://mtpr.org Attack ads - and why you should vote Rape, abortion and domestic violence dominate new Senate campaign ads http://mtpr.org/post/rape-abortion-and-domestic-violence-dominate-new-senate-campaign-ads <p>New campaign ads in the U.S. Senate race feature women telling personal stories of rape and domestic violence&nbsp; - and implying their candidate is the best choice for women. Those new ads, plus reaction to the new lawsuit seeking to overturn Montana's ban on same sex marriage, are the focus of this week's "Campaign Beat", with political analysis by Lee newspapers' reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison, and News Director Sally Mauk.</p><p></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 21:01:57 +0000 Sally Mauk 19527 at http://mtpr.org Rape, abortion and domestic violence dominate new Senate campaign ads He was appointed now he wants to be elected, to the U.S. Senate http://mtpr.org/post/he-was-appointed-now-he-wants-be-elected-us-senate <p>As the incumbent, John Walsh has an apparent advantage over his two opponents - John Bohlinger and Dirk Adams - in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 17:26:35 +0000 Sally Mauk 19385 at http://mtpr.org He was appointed now he wants to be elected, to the U.S. Senate Have you noticed the tone of the campaign ads getting a little, um, nastier? http://mtpr.org/post/have-you-noticed-tone-campaign-ads-getting-little-um-nastier <p>The political ads and parries are increasing - and changing tone - as the June 3rd primary approaches.</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 the rising campaign heat, especially in the high profile races.</p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 20:59:42 +0000 Sally Mauk 19168 at http://mtpr.org Have you noticed the tone of the campaign ads getting a little, um, nastier? Interview with U.S. House candidate Steve Daines http://mtpr.org/post/interview-us-house-candidate-steve-daines <p><em>-This interview was originally published Nov. 1, 2012</em></p><p></p><p>Republican businessman Steve Daines of Bozeman has led the race for the U.S. House both in fundraising and in the polls, but he’s not taking anything for granted. The former executive of RightNow Technologies emphasizes his business experience. In this feature interview, he talks with News Director Sally Mauk about everything from creationism to climate change</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 20:36:55 +0000 Sally Mauk 19164 at http://mtpr.org Interview with U.S. House candidate Steve Daines 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