Montana Gov. Bullock joins 2020 Democratic presidential race

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced Tuesday that he is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, distinguishing himself among nearly two dozen candidates as the field's only statewide elected official to win a state that President Donald Trump carried in 2016.

May. 14, 2019 8:05 PM EDT
Tester wins by poaching Trump voters, holding his base

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Jon Tester overcame President Donald Trump's personal interest in his defeat to win a third term by holding on to his base and poaching voters who gave Trump a landslide victory in Montana in 2016.

Nov. 8, 2018 7:10 PM EST
Independent women a key in outcome of Montana Senate race

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A key factor in deciding the outcome of Montana's high-profile Senate race will be whether independent women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 will stick with the president and Republicans again this year, political observers said.

Oct. 12, 2018 12:35 PM EDT
Montana governor touts ability to win in Trump country

Montana's Democratic governor was in Iowa on Thursday railing against money's corrupting influence in government and talking up his ability to win in Trump country, but he continued to deflect questions about his plans for a 2020 presidential run.

Aug. 16, 2018 3:59 PM EDT
Trump urges ouster of senator he blames for derailing VA nod

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — In a campaign stop that was both political and personal, President Donald Trump targeted Democrat Jon Tester on Thursday in a bid to get more Republicans elected to the Senate but also to punish the lawmaker he blames for derailing his nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Jul. 5, 2018 7:37 PM EDT
Trump's threats on trade unsettle farming, ranching backers

SHEFFIELD, Mont. (AP) — Montana rancher Fred Wacker had thousands of head of cattle fattening up along the Yellowstone River for export to China when President Donald Trump picked a trade fight with the Asian nation.

Apr. 29, 2018 2:29 PM EDT
Montana Republican goes from wary Trump backer to all-in

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — When Donald Trump visited Montana last year ahead of the state's Republican presidential primary, technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte was running on the GOP ticket for governor and made it a point to avoid his party's likely presidential nominee.

May. 20, 2017 10:29 PM EDT