The Warming Center employee said Pennington and Springer both regularly stay at the homeless shelter.

They also said the third candidate, Dane Peeples, works for the Human Development Resource Council, which runs the Warming Center.

Peeples is running as a Democrat in House District 62, but liberal blog Montana Cowgirl alleges Peeples is a Tea Party member and part of a local militia group.

We attempted to contact Peeples multiple times to speak with him ourselves. We left him voice mails and showed up at his house on three separate occasions.

A woman at the home confirmed he lives there and told us to come back later, but when we came back, residents inside the home refused to answer the door.

NBC Montana is still working to get in contact with Peeples.