- The Washington Times - Friday, April 28, 2017

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee doesn’t seem to be spending big money in Montana’s special election as early voting kicks off this week.

The race for the lone House seat in the state, vacated by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, seems to be overshadowed by the Georgia runoff race in June, where Democrats are still pouring money in the hopes of flipping that district after nearly winning the seat earlier this month.

But in Montana, the race isn’t shaping up to be as close.

Democratic musician Rob Quist is facing a steep climb against Republican businessman Greg Gianforte in the month remaining before the May 25 election.

Mr. Quist is getting some help from outside Democratic groups and even celebrity donations, but President Trump remains very popular in the state that voted for him by over 20 points.

Republicans are taking no chances, however, and having spent over $2 million from outside groups. The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., also campaigned with Mr. Gianforte earlier this month.


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