Troy Downing

Montana Democrats want the Green Party off the ballot; Sen. Tester shows his tough side in a new campaign ad; Zinke for president?;  Denise Juneau is moving to Seattle; And Governor Bullock says the whims of "the president's morning Twitter habit," aren't enough reason to deploy the National Guard.

Sally Mauk, Chuck Johnson and Rob Saldin discuss these stories and more on this episode of "Campaign Beat." Catch up with the latest Montana election news now.

  EDITOR'S NOTE: This text in this post was corrected on April 3, 2018, see * below. 

A macho military man taunts a music teacher; and a lesson in "cultural condescension" from Hillary Clinton. Yep, new campaign ads are out. Sally Mauk, Chuck Johnson, and Rob Saldin examine those, and explain the signature-gathering  shenanigans surrounding the Green Party, and similar efforts in past elections. Listen in now on "Campaign Beat."

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Four Republicans running in the June 5 primary election with hopes of unseating two-term Democratic U.S. Senator Jon Tester met in Missoula, Wednesday night, March 28. 

The candidates, Russ Fagg, Troy Downing, Matt Rosendale, and Albert Olszewski, responded to questions on topics of forest management, water rights, the second amendment, veterans affairs, the national debt, immigration, and President Donald Trump.

You can listen to the entire candidate forum below.

From left to right: Russell Fagg, Troy Downing, Matt Rosendale, and Albert Olszewski at a March 28 forum in Missoula. The four Republican are running for their party's nomination to challenge Democrat Jon Tester for his seat in the U.S. Senate.
Corin Cates-Carney

The Four Republicans facing off in Montana’s June primary election met in a Missoula forum last night. Each pitched himself as the best candidate to unseat two-term Democratic Senator Jon Tester.

Who stood out — and why — in the first Republican Senate candidate debate; the disturbing increase in violent political rhetoric and actions; Green Party ballot costs; and will national Democratic momentum carry over to Montana?

Join Sally Mauk, Chuck Johnson and Rob Saldin now for their weekly political analysis, on "Campaign Beat."