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Health care, high court battle dominate Montana Senate race

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock sought to keep the focus on health care and the pandemic in the race for a Montana U.S. Senate seat, while Republican incumbent Steve Daines put the spotlight on the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy during a heated Monday night debate.



FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock speaks to members of the business community in Billings, Mont. Bullock is challenging U.S. Sen. Steve Daines in the November election. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)


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FILE – In this July 24, 2020, file photo, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock speaks to members of the business community in Billings, Mont. Bullock is challenging U.S. Sen. Steve Daines in the November election. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

With mail ballots going out to voters next week, the two candidates are vying for a seat considered pivotal in determining if Democrats will be able to wrest the majority from Republicans come November.

During the live debate broadcast by Montana PBS Bullock touted his aggressive early response to the coronavirus pandemic, including shutting down schools and many businesses

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