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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic and moderate Republicans lawmakers worked together last year to try to make Kansas the latest state to expand Medicaid, only to see their bipartisan effort rewarded with a veto from former conservative GOP Gov. Sam Brownback.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida's young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor's office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state's first black nominee for the post.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida's young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor's office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state's first black nominee for the post.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Volunteers gathered around folding tables Friday to begin a painstaking hand recount in Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest, with a goal of determining the intent of about 93,000 voters whose ballots for Republican Gov. Rick Scott or Democratic Sen. Bill Ne…

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's midterm elections saw a record number of absentee ballots overwhelm voting machines, found election officials in a dozen counties hand-counting votes and underscored the need to replace hundreds of aging voting machines for the disabled.

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Julian Castro said Friday that his decision about running in 2020 won't be influenced by whether Texas' other high-profile Democrat, Congressman Beto O'Rourke, also makes his own bid for the White House.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's acrimonious battle for the U.S. Senate headed Thursday to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by less than 13,000 votes.

Things started to wind down in Helena on Wednesday. After a very tight senate race, Matt Rosendale has conceded to Senator Jon tester. The republican senate hopeful has not made any public appearances today, but released a statement saying:          "While we suffered a setback, our movement and our cause will continue to move forward. I will never stop working to make our country and state better.'" As many Montanans know, Matt Rose...

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana Democrat Jon Tester has won a third term in the U.S. Senate by beating Republican Matt Rosendale. Tester won Tuesday's close election despite President Donald Trump taking a personal interest in defeating him

Robert Skorupa will be the new Pondera County Sheriff. He took in 71% of the vote over Ross Drishinski. All precincts have reported for Pondera County.

According to an NBC News estimate, Democrats have a 90 percent chance of reclaiming the House majority. The estimate says Dems could win as many as 33 seats. The call came as polls began to close on the east coast and NBC began projecting victories for Democratic candidates in some big congressional races in Virginia, Florida, Colorado and elsewhere.

As polls close at 8 PM in Montana, elections officials are reporting record turnouts for a midterm election. Anyone who gets in line by 8 PM is eligible to vote. Missoula County records 73 percent return for absentee ballots as of 2:30 PM.

President Donald Trump has made four stops in the Treasure State, all to campaign for senate hopeful, Matt Rosendale. The state auditor felt very confident early on Election Day saying he feels good about the highly contested race between he and incumbent Senator Jon Tester.  Rosendale's watch party kicks off at 7:00 P.M. at the Delta Colonial Hotel in Helena.  One of the biggest hurdles Rosendale has had to overcome is that some Montanans consider him to be an outsider. O...

The cost of state auditor Matt Rosendale and incumbent senator Jon Tester's battle for the Montana Senate seat has topped $60 million, according to the Associated Press. 

For the past few months we've seen quite a few political ads as candidates are hoping to pave the way into a political future, but they are not the only ones who have spent the better half of 2018 gearing up for tomorrow night. As journalists, we have spent months analyzing races and getting to know the candidates and ballot initiatives. Montana Right Now employees have spent several hours in meetings and sending emails. Back in June we knew which reporters would be working with eac...

U.S. Senator Jon Tester campaigned alongside U.S. Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams and supreme court clerk candidate Rex Renk on Monday morning at the University of Montana.  Senator Tester highlighted issues popular among college students. He said the issues important to millennials, such as college affordability and public education, are issues people need to talk about because young people are the future. 

Saturday’s visit from President Donald Trump drew a crowd of thousands to the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in Belgrade. But as ballots continue to be turned in, how effective will the president’s time in the Treasure State be for its voters?

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.

President Donald Trump is playing up his feud with Democrat Jon Tester as he campaigns against the Montana senator. Trump claims at a rally at the Bozeman airport that Tester "tried to destroy" his first choice to head his administration's Department of Veterans Affairs.