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Explore Big Sky has conducted a number of interviews with candidates for Montana political office this year. Here is a collection of some of the relevant interviews and stories. We will continue with election coverage as voting day, Nov. 6, nears. Check back for new links each week.

The race for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat is one of the most hotly contested in the nation. Read exclusive interviews with incumbent Jon Tester, a Democrat, and challenger Denny Rehberg, a Republican here and an analysis of the race here.

Gubernatorial candidates Steve Bullock and Rick Hill are also amid a headed race. Read an analysis of the race here. Also, coverage of their final debate, Oct. 29 in Bozeman, is here.

Republican Steve Daines and Democrat Kim Gillan are vying for Denny Rehberg’s vacated seat in the U.S. House. Read an exclusive interview with Daines here and one with Gillan here.

Republican Sandy Welch is challenging incumbent Denise Juneau, a Democrat, for Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction. Read an exclusive interview with Juneau here. Also, coverage of their final debate, Oct. 27 in Bozeman is here.

Explore Big Sky interviewed the three candidates running for House District #70, Republican Kerry White, Democrat April Buonamici, and Independent Christopher Burke. HD #70 covers rural Gallatin County, Big Sky and West Yellowstone. Read the interviews here.

All 100 seats in the state House of Representatives and 26 of the Senate’s 50 members are up for election. Read an analysis of that race here.

The state auditor works to protect people from investment scams and ensures that insurance companies pay their customers’ rightful claims, and also sits on the State Land Board, which regulates the use of more than 5 million acres of state land. Read about the candidates here.

The Corral Bar and Steakhouse hosted a meet and greet with Republican candidates including Kerry White (running for HD #70), Gallatin County Commissioner Steve White and Sheriff Brian Gootkin on May 31. Read the story here.

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