Outdoor writer Jack Ballard, a Democrat from Red Lodge, kicked off his campaign in August, three months before Montana District 2’s boundaries were made final two weeks ago. He’s been traveling the state and talking to voters, delivering the message that he’s the candidate with working Montanans in mind, saying it’s getting harder and harder for them to make ends meet …

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November 9, 2021. STATEWIDE – I’m running to be the next member of Congress from Montana’s eastern district because I’ve devoted my life to this state’s people, land and wildlife. It pains me to see our lone representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, Matt Rosendale, ignore the needs of the people he was elected to represent. He voted against badly …

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October 18, 2021. By Derrick Calhoun, Staff Writer. Jack Ballard, candidate for one of Montana’s seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, held a meet-and-greet at City Brew, in Miles City on Saturday. Ballard, 58, is a nationally renowned outdoor writer and photographer who lives in Red Lodge with his wife Lisa. The couple have four adult children. “We have …

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October 10, 2021. Writer, Brett French, quotes Jack in his article about the current controversies surrounding elk management in Montana: “When my grandfather homesteaded the ranch of my boyhood west of Three Forks, Montana, just after 1900, elk had been eliminated from this foothills area between two mountain ranges,” wrote Jack Ballard in his book “Large Mammals of the Rocky Mountains.” …

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October 4, 2021. Jack is a guest on KGEZ’s show, “Good Morning”, which airs in the Flathead region of Montana on AM 600 and FM 96.5. John Hendricks interviews him about his campaign, his background and why he is running for U.S. Congress against Matt Rosendale. Here’s the link to listen: The KGEZ Good Morning Show (podbean.com)

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October 2, 2021. Jack is interviewed about public lands, outdoor recreation and conservation on Northwestern Outdoors Radio, broadcast to 69 stations across the northwestern United States, including Missoula, Great Falls, Shelby and Plentywood in Montana. Jack is the first guest, starting at 6 minutes into the show. Here’s the link to listen: America Outdoors Radio Podcast – Northwestern Outdoors Radio – …

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News Radio 95.9 / 950 KCAP by Troy Shockley in Local News Posted on 08/04/2021 09:51 AM HELENA (AP) — Democrat Jack Ballard has announced a run for the U.S. House, in the hopes of unseating Republican Rep. Matt Rosendale. The 58-year-old Ballard is a writer who resides in Red Lodge and covers hunting, fishing, wildlife and conservation. He announced his campaign Tuesday. Ballard is …

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Running in MT’s new eastern district From KRTV (CBS-Great Falls) and KTVH (NBC-Helena) Helena. Montana (August 4, 2021 ) The first Democrat to challenge Montana’s only U.S. Representative, Republican Matt Rosendale, in the 2022 election has officially kicked off his campaign: outdoor writer Jack Ballard of Red Lodge. Ballard, 58 years old, said this week that Congress is moving too …

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