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Corey Stapleton

Rep. Skees says his bill, HB-357, is an attempt to protect the state’s elections system from voter fraud.
Rebekah Welch

A Republican representative from Kalispell says voters should be required to show a photo ID in order to cast a ballot. Representative Derek Skees introduced his proposal to change Montana’s law during a House Committee meeting today, while opponents argued the bill would make it harder for some people to vote.

Corey Stapleton is elected as Montana’s next Secretary of State
Courtesy of CoreyStapleton.com

Corey Stapleton was elected as Montana’s next Secretary of State.  The Billings Republican faced Democrat Monica Lindeen for the open seat.

Polling shows Ryan Zinke with a big lead in the U.S. House race. New campaign ads are out in both the gubernatorial and House races. Republicans claim the advantage in state superintendent and state auditor race. Polls show 40 percent of Montanans are undecided in the Supreme Court race. And Republicans worry about voter fraud in Montana. Sally Mauk, Chuck Johnson and Rob Saldin dig in to these issues and more in this episode of "Campaign Beat."

Mike Fellows speaking at a candidate forum in Seeley Lake Sept. 19, 2016. Fellows died in a car crash shortly after the event.
Corin Cates-Carney

At a small community hall in Seeley Lake Monday night, Libertarian candidate for the U.S. House Mike Fellows shared his views at a sparsely-attended candidates forum.

The Montana Supreme Court has ruled to keep a Libertarian candidate for secretary of state on November's election ballots.
Josh Burnham

The Montana Supreme Court has ruled to keep a Libertarian candidate for secretary of state on November's election ballots. The justices, in a 5-to-1 decision, denied Montana Republican Party Chairman Jeff Essmann's request to remove Roger Roots as a candidate.

Candidates for Montana’s contested Supreme Court seat and for Secretary of State will face off at a public forum Monday in Seeley Lake.

Monica Lindeen, commissioner of securities and insurance, and Democratic candidate for Montana secretary of state.
Courtesy Monica Lindeen

Because Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch is term-limited, Republican Corey Stapleton and Democrat Monica Lindeen will face each other in the general election to replace her.

Corey Stapleton, Republican Candidate for Montana Secretary of State.
Corey Stapleton For Secretary of State of Montana

Because Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch is term-limited, Republican Corey Stapleton and Democrat Monica Lindeen will face each other in the general election to replace her.

Montana Republican Party

Several hundred Montana Republican Party members are gathering in Billings starting tonight to select the state’s delegation for the National GOP Convention, in July.

Money Rolls Into Montana's Down-Ticket Campaigns

Mar 2, 2016

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Lots of money is flowing into Montana's gubernatorial race, but candidates for down-ticket races are also trying to scoop up campaign money

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