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Little-known Democratic 2020 hopefuls make early Iowa visits

Maryland Rep. John Delaney, California Rep. Eric Swalwell Montana Gov. Steve Bollock are taking a chapter from previous Iowa Cinderella stories. As a little-known Georgia governor, Jimmy Carter famously crisscrossed Iowa to emerge as a rising star in 1976.

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Two Helena Prerelease walkaways seized

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Law enforcement officials in Helena are looking for a 22-year-old man who walked away from the Capital City's Pre-release Center on Sunday. However, this isn't the first inmate to slip out of the center. In fact, two “walkaways” have been reported in Helena just in the last three days. Police are looking for Coy Aaron Yarber who walked away on Sunday.   However, another Helena inmate, Raymond Adams, also walked out last Friday. Yarber is serving a 20-year sentence o...

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U.S. House candidate Kathleen Williams gears up for contest with Gianforte Video included

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BOZEMAN - Kathleen Williams beat out four fellow Democrats, with 34 percent of the vote in the June 5 primary to determine who will run against Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte. Williams has run and won campaigns in Montana before - she's served three terms in Montana's state House. This is her first statewide campaign, and if she wins in November, it will be historic. She'll be the first woman to represent Montana in the House of Representatives since Jeannette Rankin did a century ag... More>>

Matt Rosendale wins Montana GOP Senate primary

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Montana State Auditor Matthew Rosendale has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in the race to challenge Democratic incumbent Jon Tester in November.

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Ballot measures you might see in November 2018 elections Video included

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We are months away from the election that will determine who takes the U.S. Senate Seat, but there are other items on the ballot that you may want to consider.

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Democratic Party filed lawsuit on Green Party who can impact election Video included

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Dr. Paul Pope, a political science professor at MSU-Billings who said the green party can make a big impact on the race.

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Representative Gianforte releases election night statement

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No matter who you are voting for, Senator Tester and Representative Greg Gianforte will automatically make it through to the general election ballot. 

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Early numbers show Helena Backs Levy for Firefighters

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HELENA - Voters in the Capital City are looking like they'll fund their local firefighters.  The initiative on the ballot asked voters to pay an extra $18.43 per house valued at $100,000/$36.85 for a home valued at $200,000. With 20 out of 21 precincts reporting the votes were in favor 4153 of passing the levy.  Those against added up to 1882.   If fully approved this money will supplement the city's fire department nearly $900,000.  The money will be spent ... More>>

Voter turnout down in Cascade county

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During the early part of election day, the Rina Moore of Cascade County Elections Commission told us they were expecting a large turnout for this primary election but the day was pretty slow day until the latter part of the day Moore said 76 percent of the ballots went out by mail and over the past few days they have seen quite a few ballots come back into the elections office, almost 3,000 ballots a day.  Tuesday is the last day for voting, and Moore encourages anyone who didn'... More>>

Senate District 22 Candidates to hold Town Hall

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Neighbors in Senate District 22 are invited to attend a Town Hall Meeting Monday, May 14th from 7 to 8 PM at the Oasis in Billings. 

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Candidates for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives

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There eight people running for U.S. Senate and nine listed on the Ballot for U.S. House of Representatives in Montana this June. We invited each of the candidates to come to our studio and record a one minute message about themselves for voters to see.

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Gen. Michael Flynn to campaign for Troy Downing in Billings

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Troy Downing, a candidate for U.S. Senate, announced retired Army Lieutenant General and former National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump, Mike Flynn, will attend a campaign rally in Billings on May 6.

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2017 Yellowstone County Municipal Election Results

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Hometown Election HQ – See the latest results of the Yellowstone County municipal election. 

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Candidates face off in the last mayoral debate

In less than a month the City of Billings will have a brand new mayor. 

People took to Facebook to ask questions as Bill Cole and Jeff Essmann talked about their initiatives in the last mayoral debate at Petro Theater at Montana State University Billings.

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Former Montana political leader pleads guilty on drug charges

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The former majority of the Montana State House has entered a guilty plea on federal drug charges. 

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Montana Congressional Delegation Releases Statements on 9/11

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Montana's congressional delegation offers their thoughts on 9/11.

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Senator Tester helps secure $2.5 million for Montana farmers, ranchers impacted by wildfire

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U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that approximately 30 Montana farmers and ranchers will receive $2.5 million to help rebuild after devastating wildfires ravaged eastern Montana. 

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Governor Bullock settles complaint tied to misuse of state plane

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Governor Steve Bullock is putting the investigation that he misused the state plane while campaigning for re-election behind him. 

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Billings lawyer announces run for US Congress

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Billings lawyer John Heenan will seek the Democratic nomination for Montana’s lone congressional seat. Heenan announced Monday that he hopes to challenge for Greg Gianforte's Congressional seat in 2018.

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Montana State Auditor enters Senate race

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On Monday Montana’s State Auditor Matt Rosendale announced his bid to serve the Treasure State in the United States Senate.

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Judge Fagg stepping down to open law firm

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This October, Yellowstone County Judge Russell Fagg will step down from the bench. In a statement Fagg explains that he will step down from his position as a State District Court Judge, effective October 13, 2017.

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Greg Gianforte apologizes in victory speech

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Greg Gianforte took the stage to address his supporters after claiming victory Thursday night in Montana's special election.

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Over 1,000 people attend Sanders, Quist rally Video included

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Hundreds of people lined up outside the Expo Center at MetraPark. 

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Quist, Sanders emphasize healthcare, election by the people, for the people Video included

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was in town Saturday to stump for congressional candidate Rob Quist. 

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Watch: Vice President Mike Pence speaks at rally for Greg Gianforte

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Vice President Mike Pence is in Billings Friday to join a political rally in support of congressional candidate Greg Gianforte at MetraPark.

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Bernie Sanders to rally with Rob Quist May 20-21

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Senator Bernie Sanders is coming to Montana to campaign with congressional candidate and political outsider Rob Quist on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21. The tour will include free public rallies in Missoula, Butte, Billings, and Bozeman. 

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WATCH: Donald Trump Jr. addresses Billings crowd Video included

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Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump's oldest son, stopped in Billings on April 21 to continue his campaign in Montana for Republican U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte. 

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State Legislator Jeff Essmann confirms his intent to run for Billings mayor

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Friday was day two of filing for the 2017 Billings municipal election. No new names were added to the list of candidates on Friday, but we have confirmation Montana State House Representative Jeff Essmann is intending to file for mayor.

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2 candidates have filed for Billings mayoral race Video included

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Two candidates filed today for the mayoral race: Bill Cole and Randy Hafer. 

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Billings residents file for 2017 municipal election

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Billings residents already are filing for the Billings municipal election.

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Facebook Live chat Friday with SD2 about levies

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Still have questions about SD2's levies? Join us Friday for a Facebook Live chat with SD2 representatives.

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Billings government will soon see changes Video included

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Billings government will see some major changes in the upcoming year. 

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Filing for Billings municipal election opens Thursday

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If you're interested in running for a seat on the Billings City Council, you can file for office starting later this week.

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Bernie Sanders to campaign for Rob Quist in US House race

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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is expected to campaign on behalf of Rob Quist as he seeks Montana's lone seat in the U.S. House in a special election next month.

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Montana's congressional election heats up: Political heavyweights plan to make stops

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Montana's congressional election is heating up with at least one political heavyweight confirmed to hit the campaign trail in Montana

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Gov. Bullock issues amendatory veto to allow special election to be held by mail

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Governor Steve Bullock today issued an amendatory veto to House Bill 83, adding language that will allow counties to conduct the special Congressional election, scheduled for May 25, by an automatic absentee mailing.

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14 people hope to replace Zinke in Washington D.C. Video included

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Here’s a look at the people hoping to replace Ryan Zinke as Montana’s congressional representative. 

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Energy committee to vote on Zinke's confirmation Tuesday

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The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has rescheduled its confirmation vote for Montana Representative Ryan Zinke to be U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

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More than 500K Montanans voted in the 2016 General Election

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For the first time in state history, more than 500,000 Montanans voted in a General Election.

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Gov. Bullock expresses gratitude toward supporters

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Unofficial results are showing Montana’s incumbent Governor Steve Bullock has won the 2016 gubernatorial race.

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Follow our correspondents on social media #ElexHQ

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Follow our Hometown Election Headquarters correspondents in the field all night long. Follow the #ElexHQ. 

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Election Day voting opens in Billings MetraPark

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Early birds brought ballots to MetraPark as early as 7 a.m. when the Montana Pavilion opened its doors for Election Day 2016.  

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Montana 2016 ballot initiative breakdown

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Election day is upon us and while many of us are thinking about who we are voting for, there are also important initiatives to vote for as well. 

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Park County library, fire district seeks voter assistance to fill budget hole

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The Park County general election ballot will ask voters to decide on two mill levies.  

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Voters decide future of Hardin government, law enforcement, jail Video included

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When Big Horn County general election ballots go out, the future of Hardin's government, law enforcement, and jail is in the hands of voters.  KULR-8's Melinda Lee spoke with Hardin's Mayor, Jack Lane, about these ballot issues that could mean big changes for the small town. 

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Sen. Tester donates campaign contributions at center of Boston Globe report

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Tester's campaign says he was unaware that the firm was engaging in an illegal practice and as soon as he found out, he immediately donated the money to taxpayers.

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  • Avenatti to visit New Hampshire as he considers 2020 bid

    Avenatti to visit New Hampshire as he considers 2020 bid

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    Michael Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of adult film star Stormy Daniels, is attending a New Hampshire picnic held by local Democrats as he weighs a bid for the White House.
    Michael Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of adult film star Stormy Daniels, is attending a New Hampshire picnic held by local Democrats as he weighs a bid for the White House.
  • The Latest: The new alternative facts: 'Truth isn't truth'

    The Latest: The new alternative facts: 'Truth isn't truth'

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    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump walks down the stairs as he arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump walks down the stairs as he arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
    Move over, alternative facts. Now, truth isn't truth.
    Move over, alternative facts. Now, truth isn't truth.
  • Trump says his White House counsel not a 'RAT' like Nixon's

    Trump says his White House counsel not a 'RAT' like Nixon's

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    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump walks down the stairs as he arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump walks down the stairs as he arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
    President Donald Trump is insisting that White House lawyer Don McGahn isn't "a John Dean type 'RAT.'".
    President Donald Trump is insisting that White House lawyer Don McGahn isn't "a John Dean type 'RAT.'".
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