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Rosendale wins U.S. House race for eastern Montana



Montana – The election to represent eastern Montana in the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to be won by Republican Matt Rosendale.

The 2nd Congressional District of Montana will now be represented by Rosendale, the incumbent of the state’s single congressional seat at the moment.

Following the 2020 U.S. Census, Montana received a second House seat after 30 years of having a single statewide district. The cities of Miles City, Billings, Glendive, Great Falls, Helena, and the new eastern congressional district are all included.

Democratic candidate Penny Ronning of Billings, Independent candidate Gary Buchanan of Billings, and Libertarian candidate Sam Rankin were all beaten by Rosendale, a Glendive Republican.

Unofficial results from Wednesday morning showed Rosendale with 60%. Ronning took roughly 19 percent, while Buchanan had nearly 20 percent.

In the GOP primary in June, he prevailed over Charles Walking Child, James Boyette, and Kyle Austin.

Rosendale was the Montana State Auditor/Commissioner of Securities & Insurance prior to entering Congress.