HELENA — On October 10 the Montana Television Network hosted a debate between U.S. Senate candidates Steve Daines and Steve Bullock.
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The debate is moderated by a panel featuring MTN Chief Political Reporter Mike Dennison, Jay Kohn (KTVQ Billings Anchor Emeritus), and Jill Valley (KPAX Missoula/Kalispell Anchor and Reporter).
Daines, 58, is running for re-election to a second term. He won election to the U.S. House in 2012 and then ran for the U.S. Senate in 2014, after then-Sen. Max Baucus decided to retire. Prior to his career in the Senate, Daines was a former executive for RightNow Technologies, a software-development firm founded in Bozeman that sold to Oracle Corp. in 2012 for $1.8 billion.
Daines has said he believes key issues in the general election this November will be jobs, the economy, helping small businesses, and getting Montanans back to work.
Bullock, 54, a lawyer and former state attorney general, narrowly won the governorship in 2012 and then won re-election in 2016, defeating current U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, who is running as the Republican candidate against Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney in Montana's governor race.
As governor, Bullock helped guide the legislative passage of Medicaid expansion, which has brought government-funded health coverage to 90,000 low-income Montanans, and a major campaign-finance bill that brought disclosure to undisclosed “dark money” in elections in Montana.
In Helena, viewers can watch the debate on KTVH and KXLH on-air; streaming on KTVH.com and KXLH.com and on mobile apps; or with the KTVH streaming app for Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Android TV. The KTVH mobile app is available via Apple's App Store or Google Play.
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The U.S. Senate debate is the third debate hosted by MTN for a major federal or statewide race. You find the other two debates below.