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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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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
A squeaker, a blowout and troubling turnout numbers for Dems

In the western U.S. House primaries, The Zinke-Olszewski race was surprisingly close, and Tranel's margin of victory over Neumann was... more

11 Jun 2022 · 12 minutes
Voter turnout, a deceased candidate and the absurdity of Super PACS

Super PACs may be following the law but are they playing fair? Ryan Zinke's new ad wants to reassure voters... more

04 Jun 2022 · 14 minutes
Partisan courts, emergency rules, misinformation and thoughts & prayers

Another round of thoughts and prayers from political leaders. The Supreme Court race turns explicitly partisan. The commissioner of political... more

28 May 2022 · 13 minutes
Why did Pence meet with the governor? Where exactly does Zinke live? Will local control mean fewer school counselors?

Former vice president Mike Pence makes an unannounced visit to the Capitol. New restrictive voting laws are back in effect.... more

21 May 2022 · 13 minutes
Zinke ad omits important context; Daines plays to his base; Dems take the gloves off

Sen. Steve Daines wants to protect kids from gay TV characters, and compares women to sea turtles and eagles. Ryan... more

14 May 2022 · 14 minutes
Will overturning Roe change MT's political landscape? Who's a real Montanan?

A Supreme Court leak adds more drama to the 2022 midterm election in Montana and elsewhere. Overturning Roe will also... more

06 May 2022 · 14 minutes
Campaign Beat: Property taxes, contrasting ads and the Gianforte name

CI-121 draws bipartisan opposition. Matt Rosendale worries an independent candidate in his race could help Democrats. New campaign ads take... more

30 Apr 2022 · 14 minutes
Campaign Beat
Lawsuits over voting restrictions are getting expensive; Republicans want to talk national issues
Campaign Beat