Democratic congressional candidates debate at Northern


Last updated 5/2/2022 at 3:18pm

Havre Daily News/Patrick Johnston

Jim Sargent, from left, moderates a debate between Democratic congressional candidates former Billings City Council member Penny Ronning, Billings resident Skylar Williams and state Sen. Mark Sweeney, D-Philipsburg, Thursday in Hensler Auditorium in Montana State University-Northern's Applied Technology Center.

Montana Farmers Union hosted a debate between democratic candidates for the new eastern congressional district of Montana at Montana State University-Northern Thursday, where candidates were asked about a number of issues facing the agriculture industry and the people of rural Montana.

The three candidates were Montana State Sen. Mark Sweeney, D-Philipsburg, Billings resident Skylar Williams and former Billings City Councilperson Penny Ronning.

While candidates covered different aspects of the issues raised in the debate, there was little disagreement in terms of their general positions...

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