Election 2022

Ronning looks to bring different tone, approach from Montana to Congress

BY: - May 26, 2022

Penny Ronning has always regarded the federal government as home. While the former Billings City Councilwoman has launched her bid for Congress, running against incumbent Republican Matt Rosendale for Montana’s central and eastern House seat, she doesn’t see the federal government as a monolithic, unresponsive behemoth. She sees it as a force for good and […]

Austin touts his track record of accomplishments, reaching out to bridge divide

BY: - May 25, 2022

Kyle Austin isn’t worried about bridging the divide that seems so commonplace in politics. The registered pharmacist and owner of 406Pharm has literally traveled across the state, setting up clinics for COVID-19 vaccines, boosters and other vaccinations like flu shots. That’s given him a chance to hear from people, see the government work during a […]

Boyette looks to unseat Rosendale in GOP primary by being more traditional Montana Republican

BY: - May 24, 2022

James Boyette considers himself a more traditional Republican, with values that, at one time, seemed synonymous with Montana government – a focus on public lands, agriculture, building strong schools and remaining focus on good governing. His run for Congress against an already established Republican congressman was spurred on because of his wife. She had heard […]

Tranel touts record of delivering for Montanans while running for Congress as a ‘fighter’

BY: - May 23, 2022

When Monica Tranel was fighting NorthWestern Energy as a staff attorney for the Montana Consumer Counsel, she said the monopoly utility “essentially did a data dump on me.” “I was the only person against NorthWestern’s bevy of lawyers and support staff,” Tranel said. “And I read the documents. It took me forever, but I went […]

Walking Child emphasizes prayer in school, saving small ag and helping America’s veterans

BY: - May 23, 2022

Charles Walking Child likes to say that he’s throwing his war bonnet in the race to unseat incumbent Republican Congressman Matt Rosendale in the Republican primary for Montana’s Second Congressional District. His heritage is Anishaabe-Ojibwe and he said that America doesn’t need more politicians, but it needs the type of leadership from Indian Country – […]

Sweeney’s name will still appear on primary ballot

BY: - May 10, 2022

With the first of Montana’s primary ballots already sent to those active military duty service members overseas and the state set to send registered absentee ballots on Friday, there is not enough time to remove a Congressional candidate who died last weekend, the Montana Secretary of State’s office confirmed. Mark Sweeney of Philipsburg, a former […]

Montana lawmaker and congressional candidate Mark Sweeney dies

BY: - May 7, 2022

Democratic state lawmaker and congressional candidate Mark Sweeney has died, according to a statement from his family. Sweeney, 62, served in the state legislature since 2019, first as a representative and most recently as a senator. He was also one of three Democratic nominees for Montana’s new second congressional district. According to KTVH,  Sweeney died […]

Voters reject levy for Bitterroot Valley Community College

BY: - May 4, 2022

Voters rejected a levy Tuesday that would have paid to operate the Bitterroot Valley Community College, with 7,425 opposing it and 5,237 supporting it, according to results from the Ravalli County Elections Office. That’s 58.6 percent against it, and 41.4 percent for it. Turnout was 41.89 percent, higher than usual, according to Carianna Newton with […]

U.S. House panels probe election disinformation in Arizona, Florida, Ohio and Texas

BY: - April 22, 2022

WASHINGTON — The leaders of two U.S. House committees said Thursday they are asking election officials from four states to detail what they are doing to “counter lies and conspiracy theories and protect the integrity of federal elections.” California Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren, chair of the House Administration Committee, and New York Democratic Rep. Carolyn […]

Racicot, Bradley endorse independent Buchanan’s Congressional bid

BY: - April 8, 2022

Former gubernatorial opponents Marc Racicot and Dorothy Bradley came together at the State Capitol on Friday to endorse Independent Gary Buchanan’s bid for Montana’s newly created House District. Speaking to a crowd of about 50 supporters, Buchanan of Billings highlighted the political divide in the state and admonished current U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale’s record while […]

Buchanan challenges Rosendale as an independent

BY: - March 14, 2022

A familiar but surprising face has entered the race for Congress in Montana. Gary Buchanan, a Billings financial advisor and investment expert, filed paperwork with the Secretary of State’s Office on Monday to run for Montana’s House Seat 2 as an independent, challenging sitting Rep. Matt Rosendale, a Republican. As of Friday at the close […]