2014 elections

Politics Week In Review
5:03 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

This Week In Montana Politics

U.S. Senate Race

Saturday, Montana Democrats nominated Amanda Curtis to replace John Walsh in the U.S. Senate race.

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.

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Election 2014
8:52 am
Sun August 17, 2014

Amanda Curtis, Democrat For U.S. Senate

Montana Democrats nominated state Rep. Amanda Curtis to replace John Walsh in the U.S. Senate race. The decision was made on Saturday, August 16th in Helena, by a delegates at a special Democratic state nominating convention.

Jackie Yamanaka, News Director at Yellowstone Public Radio was at the convention and filed this story which aired today on YPR and MTPR.

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Politics Week In Review
5:43 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Special Nominating Convention, Veterans Issues, And Campaign Finance

This week in Montana politics.

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Elections 2014
2:42 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Five Candidates Are Out

Jonathan Motl

Three legislative candidates and two candidates for county commissions will be removed from the November fourth  ballot after they failed to file campaign finance reports.

Edward O'Brien has more with Montana Commissioner of Political Practices, Jonathan Motl, who explains how - and why - the investigation started:

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Politics Week In Review
3:36 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

How Plagiarism Sank A U.S. Senate Campaign

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.

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U.S. Senate Race
2:39 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Montana Sen. Walsh Drops Out Of U.S. Senate Race

Sen. John Walsh, D - Montana

Democratic Senator John Walsh has decided to drop out of the U.S. Senate race. In a public statement released today, Walsh said:

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.

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Politics Week In Review
5:13 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Energy, Agriculture, And Suing The President

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.

Walsh Plagiarism

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This Week In Montana Politics
3:10 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Plagiarism, Citizen Initiatives, REAL ID And Logging

This Week in Montana politics.

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Walsh Plagiarism
5:56 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

UM Professor: Walsh Plagiarism 'is obvious, it's blatant and it's massive in scope'

University of Montana Associate Professor of Political Science Rob Saldin.
Credit Rob Saldin

The Walsh campaign began yesterday by touting a new poll showing Walsh gaining ground against his Republican opponent, Steve Daines in the U.S. Senate race. By the afternoon, Walsh was facing serious allegations of plagiarism that University of Montana Associate Professor of Political Science Rob Saldin says "totally undermines his credibility."

Professor Saldin, has been following the Walsh plagiarism story and visited with Edward O'Brien today about the latest developments.

 

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Walsh Plagiarism
7:54 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Sen. Walsh Accused Of Plagiarizing Master's Thesis

Sen. John Walsh

On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that Montana Sen. John Walsh "appropriated at least a quarter" of his 2007 master's thesis for the U.S. Army War College "from other authors' works, with no attribution."

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