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.

Election Day is officially one week away, and as the deadline approaches there are some facts that voters need to know. Polls on Election Day will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Residents in Dearborn will have to wait until noon for polls to open. The deadline for registered voters to request a ballot before Election Day is November 5th, at noon. All registered voters who miss deadline have to vote on Election Day. Make sure you bring your ID when you register to vote. "S...

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Just one week until the Midterm election and a Spokane Valley representative up for reelection finds himself under federal scrutiny after a manifesto distributed by him was leaked to the public. The four-page document, titled "Biblical Basis for War" is a radical Christian call to arms, outlining 14 steps for seizing power and what to do afterward in explicit detail.

BOZEMAN - President Donald Trump is slated to make a historic fourth visit to Montana. Trump is scheduled to speak at a rally at the ER-3 Hangar at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 12:30 PM. He's expected to speak in support of Senate candidate Matt Rosendale's bid to unseat Sen. Jon Tester. This latest rally comes after visits to Great Falls, Billings and Missoula.  Tickets will be available on the president's campaign website shortly. -Repor...

With a little more than a week left before the midterm election, many people are turning in those absentee ballots, including incumbent, Democratic Senator Jon Tester and his opponent Matt Rosendale. Today Tester went to Fort Benton to vote in his home county, Chouteau County. He paid a visit to the county courthouse where he cast his absentee ballot and spoke about his plans in the coming days to encourage all to vote. “Talking to folks talking about how important it this ele...

A Missoula pastor is speaking out about a controversial decision to display large campaign signs in front of his church, even when it violates IRS tax code.  Crosspoint Community Church in Missoula put up two large campaign signs in support of Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Matt Rosendale and Congressman Greg Gianforte. 

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