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Location: * West, Montana
Beat: Gubernatorial and Congressional elections, plus state policy issues in Montana
Position: Election coverage here includes some of the most important races in the nation in 2020. And there will be ample opportunity to use public records and source-building to search out stories of influence, incompetence and corruption.
Reporter: Iris Samuels