MATTHEW BROWN

Montana Senate, House candidates press toward finish line

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Candidates for Montana's closely-contested U.S. Senate race face a grim reality as they press toward Tuesday's finish: There's a dwindling pool of voters left after large numbers already cast their ballots before Election Day.

Nov. 4, 2018 5:18 PM EST
Sen. Jon Tester pushes to make race about Montana, not Trump

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — With President Donald Trump clamoring to defeat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and conservative groups spending heavily against him, the Democrat is falling back on a well-worn strategy in his pursuit of a third term: make the election about Montana, not Washington.

Nov. 3, 2018 5:02 PM EDT
Groups pour cash into Montana Senate race, smashing record

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Spending on Montana's U.S. Senate race has reached $60 million and shattered a state record as Democrats try to hold on to the seat and conservative groups funded by wealthy donors target incumbent Jon Tester following President Donald Trump's feud with the lawmaker.

Oct. 26, 2018 8:06 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
Trump's vow to bring back coal gives hope to weary regions

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — The hard-eyed view along the Tug Fork River in West Virginia coal country is that President-elect Donald Trump has something to prove: that he'll help bring back Appalachian mining, as he promised time and again on the campaign trail.

Nov. 21, 2016 11:27 AM EST