Republican Greg Gianforte, who won Montana’s lone at-large congressional district in a late May special election to replace Ryan Zinke after he became Interior Secretary, has drawn his first Democratic opponent for the regular term. With no sign of special election nominee Rob Quist mounting an effort to run again, consumer protection lawyer and Billings restaurant owner John Heenan announced his candidacy for the Democratic congressional nomination. Now as the incumbent, Rep. Gianforte will begin the regular election cycle in the clear favorite’s position. In May, he defeated Mr. Quist, 50-44%.
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