Medicaid Expansion Won’t Make the Ballot in Montana

By: Friday June 20, 2014 12:41 pm

The people of Montana won’t get a chance to vote on Medicaid expansion this November. The campaign trying to put the issue on the ballot was unable to get enough valid signatures by today’s deadline.

MT Sen: Brian Schweitzer Causes Problems for Democrats by Deciding Not to Run

By: Monday July 15, 2013 1:45 pm

Senate Democrats suffered a real set back when former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer decided not to run for the open Senate. While Schweitzer had been seriously considering a run for several months he told the AP over the weekend that he didn’t want to leave Montana for Washington. Schweitzer is still popular in Montana, a [...]

Medicaid Expansion Likely to Be on the Ballot in Montana

By: Thursday June 27, 2013 11:33 am

With many Republican politicians at the state level refusing to have anything to do with Obamacare, some groups are now starting to look toward the ballot initiative process as a way to circumvent their opposition to the Medicaid expansion provision. After the Montana legislature failed to approve an expansion several groups are now planning a [...]

MT Sen: Schweitzer Would Be the Favorite if He Runs

By: Tuesday April 30, 2013 10:13 am

While many prominent groups on the left are urging former governor Brian Schweitzer (D) to run for the Montana Senate seat Max Baucus (D) is retiring from Schweitzer still hasn’t officially announced his plans. If he does decide to run he will start off as the clear favorite. A new Harper poll shows him leading [...]

MT Sen: Baucus Retirement Could be Good News for Democrats

By: Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:32 am

Instead of facing a tough re-election next year it looks like Montana Senator Max Baucus (D) will instead retire. Two senior Democratic strategists told the Washington Post of Baucus plans and the story has been confirmed by the AP. Baucus has been Montana’s Senator since 1978 and seniority has allowed him to chair the incredibly [...]

MT Sen: Russ Feingold Calls Out Max Baucus by Name over Amgen Subsidy

By: Tuesday January 29, 2013 11:29 am

Former Democratic Senator Russ Feingold is apparently not pulling any punches as the founder of Progressives United. In an email to supporters about the Amgen subsidy in the fiscal cliff deal, Feingold called out Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) by name for being part of the corruption that permeates government.

Jon Tester Wins The Montana Senate Race

By: Wednesday November 7, 2012 11:17 am

Sen. Jon Tester (D) has won re-election in Montana. The election was called by the AP this morning. With 84 percent of precincts reporting, Tester is at 48.8 percent, Rep. Denny Rehberg (R) is at 44.7 percent and Libertarian Dan Cox is at 6.5 percent. This caps off what has been a very bad election [...]

Montana Senate is the Race Most Likely to Keep Reporters Up Late Tomorrow

By: Monday November 5, 2012 12:14 pm

One of the important federal races that looks like a true toss-up tomorrow is the Montana senate race. Incumbent Democrat Jon Tester is effectively tied with Republican challenger Rep. Dennis Rehberg. Tester is technically the incumbent but since Rehberg is the state’s only at-large member of the House, this is more like an incumbent vs. incumbent fight.

How Bad Election Laws Could Decide Control of the Senate

By: Tuesday October 16, 2012 12:30 pm

This year features an usually high number of competitive Senate races that could result in a candidate winning with less than a majority of the vote.

Senate Democrats’ Prospects Appear to Be Modestly Improving

By: Wednesday May 2, 2012 11:38 am

Things appear to be looking up for Senate Democrats. While this year will be inherently very tough for Senate Democrats — they have 23 seats to defend compared to the Republicans who have only 10 seats up this year — the Democrats recently received several pieces of good news.  Earlier this year there seemed to [...]

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