Ryan Zinke

U.S. House candidates Denise Juneau and Ryan Zinke stand on stage at Frazer High School for their first debate on August 29, 2016
Eric Whitney

The first debate between Montana’s major party candidates for its lone seat in the U.S. House was last night. It was colored by both national politics, and the very local concerns of the community that hosted it — the tiny town of Frazer on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeast Montana.

Listen to the the debates between U.S. House candidates Ryan Zinke and Denise Juneau on Montana Public Radio.
Denise Juneau: courtesy Bronte Wittpen; Ryan Zinke: William Marcus

Listen to the August 29, 2016 Zinke-Juneau debate.

Montana Public Radio will broadcast two debates in the next few days featuring the candidates vying for Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House. MTPR, in partnership with Yellowstone Public Radio, will air both debates live, via radio, and via webstream at

From left to right: Sgt. Josh Manning, who served in Iraq with Capt. Humayun Khan; Diane Carlson-Evans, a combat nurse in Vietnam; Retired Lt. Col. Jim Gillison; John Hollow, a Navy SEAL during Vietnam
Corin Cates-Carney

Four military veterans, organized by the Democratic party stood in front of the state capitol today condemning U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke’s support of Donald Trump.

Iraq war veteran Josh Manning stood behind a wooden podium on the capitol steps Thursday as he called on Montana’s lone U.S. Representative  to denounce the Republican Party’s candidate for president.

Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke and South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy campaign in Kalispell on Tuesday, August 9 2016.
Nicky Ouellet

Representative Ryan Zinke whipped a crowd of supporters to nationalistic fervor at a fundraiser in Kalispell Tuesday afternoon, focusing on such topics as the ailing economy, immigration reform and what he called the scandals of Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.

For the past two months the candidates for Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House have attacked each other on the issue of public lands.

At times, the maneuvering in this political joust has missed striking a mark of complete truth as Democrat Denise Juneau and Republican Ryan Zinke attempt to gain an edge before the November election.

Montana U.S. House Candidates Announce Debate Schedule

Aug 1, 2016


The U.S. House candidates announced an agreement to face-off in a series of 4 debates in Montana.

The candidates agreed to debate in Frazer on the Fort Peck Reservation, Billings, and Great Falls.  The campaigns want to hold a debate on the Crow Reservation, but the details have yet to be finalized.

Listen to the the debates between U.S. House candidates Ryan Zinke and Denise Juneau on Montana Public Radio.
Denise Juneau: courtesy Bronte Wittpen; Ryan Zinke: William Marcus

Following Democrat Denise Juneau’s campaign speech on public lands Wednesday, the campaign of her Republican opponent in the race for Montana’s U.S. House seat called her a liar and hypocrite.

Zinke says Juneau’s claims that he wants to sell and transfer federal lands to states are false.

Democratic U.S. Congressional candidate Denise Juneau stumped on public land policy Wednesday, July 27 at Meadow Lake State Park in Helena.
Corin Cates-Carney

Democratic Congressional candidate Denise Juneau outlined a policy agenda on public lands today, using the event as an opportunity to continue attacking her opponent, Republican Ryan Zinke.

Denise Juneau Officially Joins U.S. House Race
Corin Cates-Carney

Denise Juneau, the Democratic candidate for Montana’s seat in the U.S. House, says her opponent’s speech at the Republican National Convention last night shows he’s more focused on his own political career than the needs of Montanans. Rep. Ryan Zinke focused on national security and criticizing Hillary Clinton.

Ryan Zinke

Last night Montana’s lone Representative in the U.S. House, Ryan Zinke, gave the final speech during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.