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"Campaign Beat", Montana Public Radio's weekly political analysis program is hosted by MTPR's Sally Mauk, with UM Political Science Professor Rob Saldin, and Lee Newspapers Reporter Holly Michels

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"Campaign Beat", Montana Public Radio's weekly political analysis program is hosted by MTPR's Sally Mauk, with UM Political Science Professor Rob Saldin, and Lee Newspapers Reporter Holly Michels

    Campaign Beat: Montana Republicans Swept, Now Can They Deliver?

    Campaign Beat: Montana Republicans Swept, Now Can They Deliver?

    The Republican messaging in this election clearly won over voters. The conservative Republican agenda includes tax cuts and fewer regulations. Now, can Republicans deliver on their prosperity promises? Listen now on the final 2020 episode of Campaign Beat with Sally Mauk, Rob Saldin and Holly Michels.

    • 13 min
    Campaign Beat: Record Turnout, Tightening Races And Dirty Tricks

    Campaign Beat: Record Turnout, Tightening Races And Dirty Tricks

    Voter turnout in Montana could break an all-time record. A new poll shows the governor's race tightening. New ads in that race look to make closing arguments. Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie is the victim of a Cooney campaign dirty trick. Senator Daines brings Cruz, Rubio and Don Jr. into the state for some last minute campaigning. And we may not know who won the top races until the day after election night. Listen now on Campaign Beat with Sally Mauk, Rob Saldin and Holly Michels.

    • 13 min
    Campaign Beat: Rich Candidates And Poor Coronavirus Plans

    Campaign Beat: Rich Candidates And Poor Coronavirus Plans

    Greg Gianforte writes himself another big check in the governor race. Neither candidate for that office wants to answer hard questions about dealing with the pandemic. And both our gubernatorial and Senate races are getting plenty of national attention. Listen now on Campaign Beat with Sally Mauk, Rob Saldin and Holly Michels.

    • 13 min
    Campaign Beat: It's Going To Be A Squeaker

    Campaign Beat: It's Going To Be A Squeaker

    If a new poll is correct, it's going to be a suspenseful election night in Montana. Fundraising in the Senate race is off the charts. The Senate candidates take turns accusing each other of being a party hack. The Missoulian newspaper tries to clean up a mess over a controversial endorsement. A new ad in the House race features a talking elk. And candidates in the the state auditor's race try to gain some voter attention Listen now on Campaign Beat with Sally Mauk, Rob Saldin and Holly Michels.

    • 14 min
    Campaign Beat: Abortion, Harassment And Big Money

    Campaign Beat: Abortion, Harassment And Big Money

    The new governor will either uphold Montanans' access to legal abortion or restrict that access. New TV ads in the Senate race question, and defend Gov. Bullock's treatment of women. New polls in that race show contradictory results. And the two candidates for Secretary of State differ on whether Montanans should vote by mail. Listen now on Campaign Beat with Sally Mauk, Rob Saldin and Holly Michels.

    • 13 min
    Campaign Beat: Mail Voting, Debates And Republicans For Biden

    Campaign Beat: Mail Voting, Debates And Republicans For Biden

    The Trump campaign attempt to derail all-mail voting in Montana is shut down in court. Montana's U.S. Senate candidate hold a spirited but civil debate. President Trump's widely denounced debate behavior — and his COVID diagnosis — may throw a wrench into down ballot races. AARP wishes candidates would stop using them in their campaign ads. House candidate Kathleen Williams tries to be coy about her pick for president. And former governor and lifelong Republican, Marc Racicot, says Biden is the

    • 12 min

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Very left leaning in the 2020 state races. They are pretty much endorsing every Democratic candidate every week.

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