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Gov. Steve Bullock and Greg Gianforte hold their final debate, as well as release new ads in the gubernatorial race. Congressman Ryan Zinke speaks out about a recently released Donald Trump video. Capitol reporter Corin Cates-Carney sits in for Sally Mauk, and is joined by Rob Saldin and Chuck Johnson on this episode of "Campaign Beat."

'Montana's Next Governor' On 'The Rundown'

Oct 14, 2016

The 2016 race to hold the state's top office is pitting Democratic incumbent Gov. Steve Bullock against Republican challenger Greg Gianforte. "The Rundown" goes beyond the stump speeches to find out where the candidates really stand on issues like refugees, guns, infrastructure and gay rights in a race that is shaping up to be the most expensive gubernatorial contest in the state's history. Tune in to MTPR Sunday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. to learn more, or watch online now.

Familiar Themes Punctuate Final Gubernatorial Debate

Oct 10, 2016

Democratic incumbent Steve Bullock and Republican challenger Greg Gianforte aimed familiar barbs at each other during a televised debate October 8, 2015 from Great Falls. 

The just over 1 hour debate, sponsored by the MTN Television Network, featured criticisms Montanans have heard in television ads over the last several months.

Montana Gubernatorial Candidates Circle The State To Excite Voters
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Gubernatorial candidates Steve Bullock and Greg Gianforte met Saturday for their third and final debate before the elections.

Gay rights come up in the U.S. House debate, new polling puts Zinke ahead of Juneau by 3 percentage points, and are Bullock and Gianforte's latest campaign tactics just distractions? Sally Mauk and Rob Saldin dig in to these issues and more in this episode of "Campaign Beat."

Barbara Dryden, center, and Richard Blank, to her left, tell Governor Steve Bullock about the challenges family caregivers face Monday at Missoula Aging Services.
Kim Hutcheson, Missoula Aging Services

Governor Steve Bullock and Democratic State Senator Diane Sands say the state legislature should boost spending on assistance programs for the elderly by $1.6 million.

They made the pitch at a visit to Missoula Aging Services Monday. There, Bullock and Sands heard from people who’ve used the kinds of assistance they want to expand.

Over the last month, Montana’s gubernatorial race drew over $2 million to fuel the two main party campaigns. But most of that money is coming out of the pocket of the Republican candidate Greg Gianforte.

The most recent campaign finance reports released today show, in the last month, Gianforte nearly doubled the money he’s given to his campaign since entering the gubernatorial race.

Kristen Juras makes headlines after her past criticisms of the Kaimin resurface, more campaign ads emerge in the House race, and in the governor’s race the state's rainy day fund has become an issue. Chuck Johnson and Professor Rob Saldin join Sally Mauk to discuss these topics and more on this episode of “Campaign Beat.”

William Marcus

A new budget analysis projects that the state’s general fund balance will fall by more than half by the end of 2017. That’s because state revenues are expected to continue declining into the next fiscal year.

Cattle
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China is one of the top beef-consuming nations in the world. But American producers have been locked out of that lucrative market since a Mad Cow Disease scare 13 years ago.

That changed this week.

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