Greg Gianforte

How will the Supreme Court's stay on the Obama Clean Power Plan affect Montana's governor's race? What's a state auditor, and why should voters care about the auditor's race? Which presidential candidates have qualified for Montana's June primary ballot? Sally Mauk, Chuck Johnson an Rob Saldin discuss these questions on today's episode of "Campaign Beat".

Candidates Barred From Targeting Public Workers' Emails

Feb 10, 2016
The sign outside the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices Office
Steve Jess

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana candidates for political office are barred from distributing unsolicited campaign material to public employees' email addresses, the state commissioner of political practices said Wednesday.

Today Montana’s AFI-CIO unions threw their support behind five candidates running for statewide office in 2016. Most notably the only Republican to get the labor unions’ support is incumbent Attorney General Tim Fox.

Republican candidate for governor, Greg Gianforte.
Jackie Yamanaka - Yellowstone Public Radio

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Gianforte launches a month-long statewide tour Thursday focusing on what he calls over-regulation of small business. The Bozeman entrepreneur says he’ll host 60 roundtable meetings to talk to business owners and ranchers to, "round up regulations" and "put the worst ones out to pasture."

Governor's Race Expected To Be The Most Expensive In Montana History

Feb 2, 2016
In his first stump speech in the state capitol since announcing a bid for Governor, Greg Gianforte said he would not take special interest PAC money in his campaign.
Corin Cates-Carney

Montana's copper barons bought and sold public office like any commodity a century ago, and that legacy looms large in what could become the most expensive governor's race in state history.

Tonight on "Campaign Beat" we talk about the AG race and the lack of a Democratic challenger;  dueling narratives on the economy between Bullock and Gianforte; Brad Johnson's epiphany that he can't win the governor's race with the time and money required; and the Republican party chairman's anger at the Billings Gazette for running an editorial that blames something besides President Obama for coal's decline.

Governor Steve Bullock gave an upbeat assessment of Montana’s economy today as he unveiled his office’s 2015 Economic Development Report.
Corin Cates-Carney

Governor Steve Bullock gave an upbeat assessment of Montana’s economy today as he unveiled his office’s 2015 Economic Development Report.

Brad Johnson, former Montana secretary of state, current chair of the state Public Service Commission.
Josh Burnham

Brad Johnson, the current chairman of the state Public Service Commission, is dropping out of the 2016 race for governor.

This week on "Campaign Beat": dig in to Greg Gianforte's announcement, platform and PAC pledge, on our weekly political analysis program with Sally Mauk, Chuck Johnson, & Rob Saldin.

Greg Gianforte at his home in Bozeman
Eric Whitney

A day after officially joining the race for the governor’s office, Greg Gianforte continued a two-day campaign swing through the state. Today he drew a crowd at Helena Sand and Gravel.

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