Republican candidate for governor Rick Hill and Democratic candidate Steve Bullock squared off in front of a packed crowd in Butte Thursday night.
The debate at Montana Tech was the second time the two have met to discuss issues.
Issues discussed ranged from stream access to the health care reform law.
After the debate, we pulled both candidates aside to ask them how they thought they did.
Hill told us, "I feel pretty good about my performance tonight. I answered the questions that they asked, I gave specific answers. I have real proposals for addressing these issues, not just platitudes but real ideas. Getting our economy going, getting our government under control, improving our schools and improving our hunting and fishing experience in Montana and I think I got those points across."
Bullock says its good to address the issues, "It was an evening to talk about issues that are important not just to Butte but to the entire state. We are excited about looking forward, and we will kind of let the pundits decide how we all did. But I am just excited to both be in Butte and to have the ability to talk about what the future of Montana will look like because I think some great things can happen.
Bullock is currently the state's Attorney General. Hill is a former Congressman.