GOP’s Rosendale wins Montana’s US House seat

GOP’s Rosendale wins Montana’s US House seat

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republican Matt Rosendale has won Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House. Rosendale, who serves as Montana’s state auditor, defeated Democrat Kathleen Williams, a former state lawmaker. The seat was up for grabs as Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte ran for governor. Rosendale, 60, is a veteran of statewide campaigns. He first ran for U.S. House in 2014, losing the primary in a crowded field. He narrowly lost his attempt to unseat Democrat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in 2018. The former real estate developer hitched his campaign to President Donald Trump and stuck to the Republican party line, promising to protect the Second Amendment and end illegal immigration. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republican Steve Daines has been reelected to the Montana Senate seat he wrested from Democrats six years ago, overcoming his opponent’s huge cash advantage to keep the post in GOP hands. The former business executive and President Donald Trump loyalist defeated Montana’s Democratic governor, Steve Bullock. Daines’ 2014 victory broke a Democratic lock on the Senate seat that had lasted more than 100 years. His reelection Tuesday further solidifies Republican political dominance in the state and came on a night that saw his former boss and longtime friend, Greg Gianforte, elected Montana governor. “I’m very humbled and pleased to see such strong support tonight all across Montana,” Daines told The Associated Press. “This once again shows the great common sense that Montana […]

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