Montana candidates in the news

Montana candidates in the news

Gov. Steve Bullock spent a fair amount of time afield in Montana the past few weeks. His recent senatorial campaign trek to Hill County made the Sept. 21 pages of the Havre Daily News, which captured Bullock’s reaction to some candid criticism from a local business owner about that state’s pandemic response. The renaming of a state fishing access site to honor a longtime defender of public lands access then took Bullock to the banks of the Big Hole River. But his biggest newsbreak last week occurred in the Great Falls chambers of U.S. District Judge Brian Morris, who ruled in Bullock’s favor in a lawsuit to remove acting Bureau of Land Management Director William Perry Pendley . For incumbent Sen. Steve Daines, the prevailing narrative last week centered on the Republican rush to replace deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before Election Day. Faced with public charges of hypocrisy stemming from his opposition to an election-year appointment in 2016, Daines tried to justify why the situation in 2020 demands swift action . And despite the presence of protesters outside his Bozeman office , Daines went on to praise Trump nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Saturday . National news and analysis outlet FiveThirtyEight posited that the issue may actually help Daines gain ground in the tight race. Democrat Kathleen Williams and Republican Matt Rosendale went head to head in their first U.S. House debate last Wednesday, each speaking to an array of issues including health care, border security […]

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