(CNN) – It's one thing when a candidate distances himself from his political party. It's another thing when the candidate's party supports his bid with an ad promoting that he "refuses to toe the party line."
A new television advertisement from the Montana Republican Party does just that, highlighting several House votes Rep. Denny Rehberg cast out of line with other Republicans.
Washington (CNN) - An independent group co-founded by Karl Rove that's already spending big bucks to put up television commercials critical of President Barack Obama is now going up with ads in three crucial U.S. Senate races.
Crossroads GPS and American Crossroads announced Thursday they will spend $1.12 million to run spots statewide on broadcast TV and cable in Indiana, Montana, and New Mexico.
Washington (CNN) – Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney picked up more ammo in his quest for the White House, sweeping primaries in Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota and California on Tuesday night.
Though he had already won enough delegates - 1,144 - to clinch the Republican presidential nomination by last week, Romney technically remains the presumptive nominee until the party's convention in August.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Mitt Romney will win Montana's Republican presidential primary Tuesday, CNN projects. Romney clinched the GOP presidential nomination last week when he surpassed the 1,144 delegate threshold.
Steve Bullock will win the Democratic gubernatorial primary and Rep. Denny Rehberg will win the Republican Senate primary, CNN projects.
(CNN) – A new ad from the Rep. Denny Rehberg, the Republican Senate candidate in Montana, attempts to negatively tie his Democratic rival, incumbent Sen. Jon Tester, to President Barack Obama.
The 30-second spot and the first from Rehberg during this election cycle, says Tester voted for "higher taxes 55 times, to raise his own pay, spend your tax dollars on bonuses for Wall Street executives, give Obama his way with your money 95% of the time."
(CNN) - The Supreme Court has blocked enforcement of a ruling by Montana's highest court that upholds the state's century-long restrictions on independent political spending by outside groups in election campaigns.
An order was issued late Friday.
Washington (CNN) - A rider in the budget bill to keep the federal government in operation has triggered fury among some wildlife groups because it would remove certain wolves from the endangered species list.
The attachment affects gray wolf populations in Montana and Idaho.
"Right now, Montana's wolf population is out of balance and this provision will get us back on the responsible path with state management," Sen. Jon Tester, a Montana Democrat, said in a written statement. He said he wrote the language together with Republican Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Rep. Denny Rehberg is expected to announce that he is running for Senate, giving Republicans a strong challenger in Montana to Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat elected in 2006.
The congressman will make his candidacy official on Saturday, a Republican with knowledge of Rehberg's decision confirms to CNN. The Republican would only speak on the condition of anonymity.