With at-large Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Bozeman) set to enter the 2020 Governor’s race later this week, two Democrats announced that they will attempt to succeed fellow Democrat Steve Bullock, the term-limited incumbent Governor who is running for President. Up until yesterday, no Democrat had announced. Now, state House Minority Leader Casey Schreiner (D-Great Falls) is an official candidate as is former state Rep. Reilly Neill (D-Livingston).
Mr. Gianforte will join Attorney General Tim Fox and Secretary of State Corey Stapleton in the Republican primary along with state Sen. Al Olszewski (R-Kalispell) and former state Sen. Gary Perry. With Gianforte vacating the at-large House seat, it is possible we could see some of the aforementioned move into the now-open federal race. We can expect a competitive Montana nomination and general election campaign to unfold throughout this election cycle.
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