By Paul Hamby
Community News Service UM School of Journalism 

Election 2018 – Greg Gianforte, U.S. House race

Gianforte touts Trump ties, economy and pro-gun stance in re-election bid


November 2, 2018

Daniel Ennis/UM Community News Service

Congressman Greg Gianforte talks with campaign supporters who gathered last month in Missoula.

In Missoula's GOP headquarters, surrounded by Republican civic leaders, volunteers and veterans, Congressman Greg Gianforte recently made his pitch for re-election as Montana's only voice in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Organizers called the event a rally, but instead of standing at a microphone and podium at a packed stadium, Gianforte spoke in measured sentences from the corner of an office suite while a few dozen supporters lined the walls and munched on pizza.

Campaigning statewide for the third time in two years, he celebrated the improving economy and detailed his efforts to r...

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