Sally Mauk talks with political scientist David Parker about Montana’s expensive Senate race….

Political science faculty David C.W. Parker, Ph.D.MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.The final figures confirm that Montana’s 2012 U.S. Senate race between Democrat Jon Tester and Republican Denny Rehberg smashed campaign spending records, with at least 47 million dollars poured into the race – almost three times what was spent in the 2006 Tester/Burns race. Montana State University political science professor David Parker is writing a book on the 2012 race. In this feature interview, Parker breaks down the campaign spending numbers with News Director Sally Mauk…

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Campaign Beat Apr 6 – Chuck, Sally and Mike talk about the politics of wolves and veterans…

Chuck Johnson, Sally Mauk, Mike Dennison

In this edition of “Campaign Beat”, our weekly political analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison, about how the wolf issue might affect the Republican gubernatorial primary race, two new TV ads in the U.S. Senate race, and Senator Baucus’s early campaigning for the 2014 election…