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Downing Pleads Guilty To Hunting License Violations

23 hours ago

A former U.S. Senate candidate accused of buying less-costly in-state hunting and fishing licenses when he was not a Montana resident has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors as part of a deal with prosecutors.

Trial Will Proceed For Former U.S. Senate Candidate

Jul 18, 2018

A judge has rejected a motion to throw out several charges alleging former U.S. Senate candidate Troy Downing bought less-costly in-state hunting and fishing licenses when he was not a Montana resident.

Downing argued the case was based on mistakes made by accountants who prepared his taxes listing him as a California resident.

Sally Mauk: Welcome to "Campaign Beat," our weekly political analysis program I'm Sally Mauk and I'm joined by veteran Capitol reporter Chuck Johnson and University of Montana political science professor Rob Saldin. And Rob, political junkies like us are still figuring out what led to Kathleen Williams' victory in the House Democratic primary. She didn't have the money or the name endorsements that John Heenan and Grant Kier had she didn't have as many TV ads. She had pundits like us saying she was a longshot at best. And here she is the nominee. How'd she do it?

Republican U.S. Senate candidates Albert Olszewski, Russell Fagg, Troy Downing and Matt Rosendale debate in Helena, April 26, 2018.
Greater Montana Foundation

Four Republicans are jockeying to replace U.S Senator Jon Tester in tomorrow’s primary election. The Democratic incumbent is seeking his third term.

Sally Mauk: Welcome to Campaign Beat, our weekly political analysis program I'm Sally Mauk and I'm joined by University of Montana political science professor Rob Saldin and veteran capitol reporter Chuck Johnson.

And Chuck, Tuesday is Election Day and even though many people have already voted absentee many others are still making up their minds. I think especially in the U.S. House Democratic primary race I've talked to several people who say they like Kathleen Williams, they like John Heenan, they like Grant Kier and they aren't sure yet which of those three they're going to choose.

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