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Campaign Beat
Campaign Beat
Sally Mauk

Campaign Beat is Montana Public Radio's weekly political analysis program. It's hosted by Sally Mauk and features Lee Newspapers State News Bureau... more

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Campaign Beat: 2022 post-election breakdown

How Tranel lost and how Rosendale won. A snarky victory speech and emotional concession speech. A defeat for opponents of... more

12 Nov 2022 · 13 minutes
What's motivating voters this year, and what surprises could Election Day hold?

This election could come down to local versus national issues. Early voting numbers show a low turnout so far. Republicans... more

05 Nov 2022 · 13 minutes
A wary look at the polls; The Libertarian factor; Who does high turnout help?

A recent poll raises as many questions as answers about the mid-term election. Tranel's snake keeps slithering. Libertarians deny they're... more

29 Oct 2022 · 14 minutes
Your voter info pamphlet has some bad info, and polls show Tranel catching up to Zinke

Polls and pundits suggest Montana's western district congressional race is tightening. New ads emphasize a mining ban and an "anti-business"... more

22 Oct 2022 · 13 minutes
Fundraising reports hint at a tightening House race. Will abortion issues spur higher turnout?

Abortion is on the November ballot — sort of. A Democratic candidate gets a couple of prominent Republican endorsements. And... more

15 Oct 2022 · 13 minutes
Candidates are leaning on familiar themes and ads are getting nasty

Accusations fly in the latest congressional debates, and TV ads get nastier, too. Here's what the candidates are saying this... more

08 Oct 2022 · 13 minutes
House candidates talk abortion and ethics. Should Zinke be worried about Lamb?

The western district House candidates drew clear distinctions over abortion in this week's forum in Butte. Tranel hammed Zinke over... more

01 Oct 2022 · 13 minutes
Lawsuits over voting restrictions are getting expensive; Republicans want to talk national issues

Rep. Rosendale and Sen. Daines tell President Biden they don't want him to do something he isn't doing. The Montana... more

24 Sep 2022 · 13 minutes
Campaign Beat: Abortion, immigration and unheeded court orders

The Gianforte administration picks another fight with the judiciary. Abortion and immigration are two national issues influencing state elections. A... more

17 Sep 2022 · 13 minutes
Snakes, scandals, and division among Democrats — Campaign Beat is back

The only joint appearance with congressional candidates Ryan Zinke and Monica Tranel was quite animated. Both have new TV ads... more

10 Sep 2022 · 14 minutes
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Campaign Beat: 2022 post-election breakdown
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