Billings, Montana (August 9, 2019)

Guest opinion: Why won’t Daines fully fund LWCF?

There’s a simple principle savvy citizens use when evaluating politicians: to understand their priorities, don’t pay attention to what they say or how they vote during the re-election cycle. Focus on the voting record from earlier in their term.

That’s an important thing…

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Missoula, Montana (August 3, 2019)

Jack Ballard: Red Lodge writer becomes 3rd Democrat in U.S. Senate race. (KPAX) A third Democrat has entered Montana’s 2020 U.S. Senate race, in a bid to unseat Republican Sen. Steve Daines: outdoor writer Jack Ballard of Red Lodge.

Ballard, 56, who grew up on a farm and ranch east of Whitehall, has never run for political office…

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Billings, Montana (August 2, 2019)

Outdoor writer enters becomes third Democrat in Montana’s 2020 U.S. Senate race

A third Democrat has entered Montana’s 2020 U.S. Senate race, in a bid to unseat Republican Sen. Steve Daines: outdoor writer Jack Ballard of Red Lodge.

Ballard, 56, who grew up on a farm and ranch east of Whitehall, has never run for…

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Great Falls, Montana (July 31st)

Red Lodge author announces Democratic US Senate bid

BILLINGS – Red Lodge author Jack Ballard has announced he is seeking the Democratic nomination for one of Montana’s U.S. Senate seats.

Ballard tells The Billings Gazette he plans to file with the Federal Election…

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Billings, Montana (July 31, 2019)

Montana native announces 2020 Democratic bid for U.S. Senate on a platform of healthcare, public lands, conservation and education

RED LODGE, MONTANA – Democrat Jack Ballard, 56, has entered the 2020 race for the U. S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Steve Daines. Ballard, whose grandfather homesteaded his family’s ranch near Three Forks and who resides in Red Lodge, writes…

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Billings, Montana (July 31, 2019)

Correction to this article: Jack has served multiple terms on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, but was not President. That distinction belongs to his wife, Lisa.

Red Lodge author announces U.S. Senate bid.

It was like a “kick in the gut” for Jack Ballard after he was told by state…

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Albany, OR (July 2, 2019) Outdoors commentary: Conferences, meetings and the future.

Each year I try to do important things: camping with the family, hunting for elk, deer…

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Corvallis, OR (July 2, 2019) Outdoors commentary: Conferences, meetings and the future.

Each year I try to do important things: camping with the family, hunting for elk, deer, chukars and bears, fishing for trout, bass and tuna, crabbing and clamming … well, you get the idea. These are important milestones and all involve being in the outdoors—except one.ch year I try to do important things: camping with the family, hunting for elk, deer, chukars and bears…

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