John Lewis 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 Clean Campaigns, A "Clean Platform" And Clean Coal http://mtpr.org/post/clean-campaigns-clean-platform-and-clean-coal <p></p><p>This week in Montana politics:</p><p>The A.P. reported that <a href="http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/politics/2014/07/08/lawmakers-attempt-toss-dark-money-complaint-rejected/12375811/">District Judge Jeffrey Sherlock rejected Sen. Art Wittich's attempt to dismiss campaign finance complaints</a> filed against him. The ruling clears the way for the case against Wittich to proceed.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:42:08 +0000 Josh Burnham 21840 at http://mtpr.org Clean Campaigns, A "Clean Platform" And Clean Coal 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 Democratic House candidates Lewis and Driscoll on fossil fuels, gun control and more http://mtpr.org/post/democratic-house-candidates-lewis-and-driscoll-fossil-fuels-gun-control-and-more <p>Montana Democrats next month will choose one of two candidates who hope to become Montana's next representative in the U.S. House. Republican Congressman Steve Daines is leaving the House to run for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by former Senator Max Baucus and now held by John Walsh.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; John Lewis and John Driscoll are competing for their party's nomination to advance to November's general election.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Edward O'Brien has more on the Democratic House race featuring two men with backgrounds that each says would serve Montanans well:</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 15:31:45 +0000 Edward O'Brien 19373 at http://mtpr.org Democratic House candidates Lewis and Driscoll on fossil fuels, gun control and more 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 the military emphasis in this primary campaign season http://mtpr.org/post/sally-chuck-and-mike-look-military-emphasis-primary-campaign-season <p>Our political analysis show "Campaign Beat" this week looks at the heavy emphasis on the primary candidates' military backgrounds and support for veterans. News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspapers' Capitol reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about the latest ads and messages - and about the many contested Republican legislative races.</p><p></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 17:19:37 +0000 Sally Mauk 18513 at http://mtpr.org Sally, Chuck and Mike look at the military emphasis in this primary campaign season 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 More candidates announcing House bids well ahead of filing day http://mtpr.org/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.org More candidates announcing House bids well ahead of filing day