2014 Election http://mtpr.org en Candidate Debates: Here's What We Know http://mtpr.org/post/candidate-debates-heres-what-we-know <p>Will the Montana House and Senate candidates debate? Here's what we know. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:50:19 +0000 Josh Burnham 24058 at http://mtpr.org Candidate Debates: Here's What We Know Campaign Building, Debates And The Industrial Workers of the World http://mtpr.org/post/campaign-building-debates-and-industrial-workers-world <p>Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis was in Missoula yesterday <a href="http://mtpr.org/post/amanda-curtis-presents-student-loan-plan">presenting a six-point-plan </a>that she says would help Montanans struggling with student debt.</p><p>After her prepared remarks, Curtis spoke with Edward O'Brien about a few topics including conservative criticism of her family's association with an organization some say has radical leanings.<br />First though, Curtis offers her assessment of the campaign-building effort:</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:00:30 +0000 Edward O'Brien 24053 at http://mtpr.org Campaign Building, Debates And The Industrial Workers of the World Amanda Curtis Presents Student Loan Plan http://mtpr.org/post/amanda-curtis-presents-student-loan-plan <p>Democratic U.S Senate candidate Amanda Curtis presented a six-point plan today that she says would help Montanans who are struggling with student debt.</p><p>The high school math teacher from Butte visited the University of Montana's mountain campus in Missoula to outline the plan she says would serve as an investment in students.<br /><br />Curtis told the crowd of about 30 people that rising student loan debt has become an economic crisis that's deterring young people from furthering their education and saddling graduates with insurmountable debt.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:19:15 +0000 Edward O'Brien 24008 at http://mtpr.org Amanda Curtis Presents Student Loan Plan This Week In Montana Politics http://mtpr.org/post/week-montana-politics-0 <p></p><p><strong>U.S. Senate Race</strong></p><p>Saturday, Montana Democrats nominated Amanda Curtis to replace John Walsh in the U.S. Senate race.<br /><br />Following the nomination, the question on many people's minds was 'who is Amanda Curtis?' Curtis, a 34 year-old Math teacher and one-term state representative from Butte, was not widely known before winning the Senate nomination.<br /> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:03:59 +0000 Josh Burnham 23756 at http://mtpr.org This Week In Montana Politics Amanda Curtis, Democrat For U.S. Senate http://mtpr.org/post/amanda-curtis-democrat-us-senate <p><span class="userContent">Montana Democrats nominated state Rep. Amanda Curtis to replace John Walsh in the U.S. Senate race.</span> The decision was made on Saturday, August 16th in Helena, by a delegates at a special Democratic state nominating convention.</p><p>Jackie Yamanaka, News Director at Yellowstone Public Radio was at the convention and filed <a href="http://ypr-pc.streamguys.net/podcast/news/14/08/18curtis.mp3" target="_blank">this story</a> which aired today on YPR and MTPR.</p> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:52:17 +0000 MTPR 23503 at http://mtpr.org Amanda Curtis, Democrat For U.S. Senate Special Nominating Convention, Veterans Issues, And Campaign Finance http://mtpr.org/post/special-nominating-convention-veterans-issues-and-campaign-finance <p>This week in Montana politics. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:43:41 +0000 Josh Burnham 23460 at http://mtpr.org Special Nominating Convention, Veterans Issues, And Campaign Finance Five Candidates Are Out http://mtpr.org/post/five-candidates-are-out <p>Three legislative candidates and two candidates for county commissions will be removed from the November fourth&nbsp; ballot after they failed to file campaign finance reports.</p><p>Edward O'Brien has more with Montana Commissioner of Political Practices, Jonathan Motl, who explains how - and why - the investigation started:</p><p></p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:42:35 +0000 Edward O'Brien 23444 at http://mtpr.org Five Candidates Are Out How Plagiarism Sank A U.S. Senate Campaign http://mtpr.org/post/how-plagiarism-sank-us-senate-campaign <p>This week in Montana politics, a recap of events leading to Sen. Walsh's decision to drop of out of the U.S. Senate race. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:36:41 +0000 Josh Burnham 23153 at http://mtpr.org How Plagiarism Sank A U.S. Senate Campaign Montana Sen. Walsh Drops Out Of U.S. Senate Race http://mtpr.org/post/montana-sen-walsh-drops-out-us-senate-race <p>Democratic Senator John Walsh has decided to drop out of the U.S. Senate race. In a public statement released today, Walsh said:</p><blockquote><p>The 2007 research paper from my time at the U.S. Army War College has become a distraction from the debate you expect and deserve. I am ending my campaign so that I can focus on fulfilling the responsibility entrusted to me as your U.S. Senator. You deserve someone who will always fight for Montana, and I will.</p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:39:16 +0000 Christopher Allen 23084 at http://mtpr.org Montana Sen. Walsh Drops Out Of U.S. Senate Race Energy, Agriculture, And Suing The President http://mtpr.org/post/energy-agriculture-and-suing-president <p></p><p>This week in Montana politics: Walsh tries to weather the plagiarism storm, Zinke presents his energy plan, Lewis promotes his "Farm and Ranch Jobs Platform", Daines votes to sue the President.</p><p><strong>Walsh Plagiarism </strong></p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:13:38 +0000 Josh Burnham 22846 at http://mtpr.org Energy, Agriculture, And Suing The President