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Gov. Steve Bullock via Facebook

Another one bites the dust. 

Gov. Steve Bullock, D-Mont., is the latest candidate from the Mountain West to drop out of the 2020 presidential race.

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Ten candidates are taking the stage for the November Democratic Debate in Atlanta, amid public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. NPR reporters will be providing fact checks and analysis throughout the debate. Coverage is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. MST.

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U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, admitted Friday he “took the scenic route” to becoming a supporter of President Donald Trump.

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Jon Huntsman Jr. recently returned to Utah after a two-year stint as U.S. ambassador to Russia. Huntsman served as Governor of Utah from 2005 until 2009, when he was tapped by the Obama administration to be the ambassador to China.

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Angela Hsieh / NPR

Twelve candidates take the stage for October's Democratic primary debate, which begins at 6 p.m. MT. Follow along as NPR reporters share context and analysis throughout the debate.

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Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and the unofficial start of campaign season ahead of big election years — and 2020 will be a huge one.

Congressman Ben McAdams
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As Republicans begin lining up to challenge freshman Congressman Ben McAdams, the democratic representative’s campaign says he is prepared for another tough race just six months into his first term.

The Mountain West is a pretty conservative place. So when Democrats win here… it’s big news. And now two Democratic governors from the region are mulling a run for president.

Colorado’s John Hickenlooper and Montana’s Steve Bullock are both moderate progressives, both won in fairly conservative places, and both are kind of wonky.

“They’re not that person who can command a crowd,” Lee Banville, a political journalism professor at the University of Montana, says.

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox says he hasn’t made a final decision about running for governor in 2020. But there’s mounting proof that the popular Republican will make the plunge, including his new podcast, called “Cox & Friends,” a play on the conservative Fox News morning show.