As expected, at-large Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Bozeman) filed documents with the Montana Secretary of State’s office indicating that he will run for Governor next year. A Gianforte spokesman says the Congressman will announce his gubernatorial bid at the Montana Republican Party convention toward the end of this week. Mr. Gianforte lost the 2016 Governor’s race to incumbent Steve Bullock (D), but then turned around and won the at-large special election to replace Rep. Ryan Zinke (R) when the latter man became Interior Secretary in the Trump Administration.
The at-large open House seat will likely draw a number of candidates from both parties and will assuredly be competitive as a general election campaign.
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