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Ryan Zinke

Montana Republicans say their victories are a mandate from voters, speculation about Democratic Senator Jon Tester ’s future, and does Ryan Zinke have a place in the new Trump administration now? Sally Mauk, Chuck Johnson and Rob Saldin dig in to these issues and more in the final "Campaign Beat" episode of 2016.

'Campaign Beat' Election 2016 Wrap-Up

Nov 9, 2016

In statewide races, Republicans take every office except for governor. Incumbent Ryan Zinke wins the U.S. House race in a runaway victory. And the analysts predict what to expect from President Trump. Sally Mauk , Chuck Johnson and Rob Saldin dig in to these issues and more in this episode of “Campaign Beat.

Governor Bullock watching election returns with his family in Helena.
Mike Albans

It took until around 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning to learn incumbent Democrat Steve Bullock won reelection over Republican Greg Gianforte . The candidates went to bed on election night with the results too close to call. At one point overnight, Gianforte had a slight lead. But when the race was called, Bullock won the seat by about 12,000 votes. Some votes were still being counted as of Wednesday afternoon.

Zinke Wins Re-Election To US House

Nov 9, 2016
Congressman Zinke at his election night watch party in Whitefish last night
Nicky Ouellet

The race for Montana’s single seat in the House was called early this morning. With 98 percent of precinct reporting, Ryan Zinke has over 57 percent of the vote to Denise Juneau’s 39 percent that’s as of about 5:30 this morning.

Congressman Ryan Zinke’s election night watch party in Whitefish has drawn a crowd of about 100 people, including the leader of a local group that promotes greater scrutiny of Muslims in the name of national security.

Democrat Denise Juneau and Republican Ryan Zinke
Denise Juneau: courtesy Bronte Wittpen; Ryan Zinke: William Marcus

All election season, the candidates for Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House have been telling voters about their differences.

A federal judge upholds the Disclose Act: what does it mean for the gubernatorial race? Ryan Zinke’s ads get "nasty" in the House race, and the analysts discuss which races are likely to keep us up late Tuesday night. Sally Mauk, Chuck Johnson and Rob Saldin break down the final week before the elections on this episode of "Campaign Beat."

It’s NOT your imagination. There are a lot of political ads on T-V. A national study released today by the Wesleyan Media Project found Montana ranked near the top in the amount of ads bought and aired. Jackie Yamanaka reports. It’s NOT your imagination. There are a lot of political ads airing right now on television. A national study released today by the Wesleyan Media Projec t found Montana ranked near the top in the volume of ads bought and airedin the gubernatorial and U.S. House...

Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau
Nicky Ouellet

With less than a week left before the polls close, candidates running for office in Montana are scrambling to reel in votes. Democratic hopefuls converged on Kalispell Wednesday for a joint campaign stop along a 17-city statewide tour. MTPR's Nicky Ouellet talks with U.S. House candidate Denise Juneau about campaigning, voting, and why it matters.

The Kalispell Bypass opened Friday, October 28, ahead of schedule and under budget.
Montana Department of Transportation

Driving the length of the Flathead Valley got a little easier Friday. The Kalispell Bypass along Highway 93 is finished.

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