Mary Todd, who describes herself as “an unapologetic America-first conservative," is the third Republican and sixth candidate to announce a run for the western House district.
A trio of groups advocating for young Montanans on Thursday filed a challenged to several changes to Montana’s election laws enacted by the Legislature last session, calling the new laws “a cocktail of voter suppression measures that land heavily on the young.”
State Sen. Shane Morigeau, D-Missoula, announced his candidacy for Montana State Senate District 48 on Wednesday morning.
“This is a huge opportunity for Montana to have a stronger voice in D.C. and also have a more balanced voice,” Laurie Bishop said in an interview earlier this week.
"We do not have widespread problems, let alone fraud," Rep. Wendy McKamey, R-Ulm, said,
Rep. Steve Gunderson, R-Libby, said the signature-gathering process still falls short of true representation for rural places.
Rep. Sharon Greef, R-Florence, has framed her legislation as a "voter integrity" measure.
Chair Wendy McKamey, a Republican from Ulm, made clear Friday, however, that the bill is not fully dead.
Republican Christi Jacobson, elected to the Montana Secretary of State's Office in November, said Friday she considered HB 176 to be "very important legislation."
By Friday afternoon, the county elections office had received 72,747 ballots. Yellowstone County's high-water mark was in 2016 when 71,871 voters cast a ballot.
Court records alleging threats of violence and an attempt to underpay child support have come to light late in the race for Montana's state auditor.
The two candidates in Montana's secretary of state race are committed to protecting the integrity of the office, but expressed starkly different visions of what that looks like.
The circumstances that brought Shane Morigeau and Troy Downing to the state auditor's race couldn't be more different.
The contest is between Democrat Raph Graybill and Republican Austin Knudsen.
Democratic governor candidate Mike Cooney reported raising $725,000 over the last two months, while Republican candidate Greg Gianforte brought in $1.58 million over the period, though that figure included $1 million in loans from the candidate.
The sole funder of a political action committee that's backing a woman running as the green Party candidate in Montana's U.S. Senate race is a Texas-based group normally aligned with conservative issues.
Democrats have out-raised their Republican opponents in three of the four so-called Tier B statewide races and have eclipsed the GOP candidates in all those races if self-financing isn't factored in.
Republican governor candidate U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte reported raising an additional $248,300 over the last month. Democratic candidate Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney raised $206,700 over the same period.
A group working to legalize recreational marijuana use has sued state officials for permission to collect signatures electronically as measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have stymied their ability to reach voters in person.
Montana U.S. House candidate Kathleen Williams finished her best quarter of fundraising in March, despite a month of stay-at-home orders and an economy stifled by the pandemic.