Possibly as early as today, at-large Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Bozeman) is expected to announce his 2020 gubernatorial candidacy. Mr. Gianforte held Gov. Steve Bullock (D) to a 50-46% victory in 2016, and the latter man, an official presidential candidate, is ineligible to seek a third term.
Rep. Gianforte already has formidable Republican opponents. Attorney General Tim Fox and Secretary of State Corey Stapleton are both in the race, and with two congressional victories of under 51%, Gianforte’s nomination is no sure thing. His gubernatorial declaration will make MT-AL the ninth open House seat for the coming election cycle.
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