In Eastern district U.S. House race, it's Rosendale versus the idealists
Republican Matt Rosendale is the clear favorite for re-election in Montana's newly drawn Eastern district. That isn't stopping a slate of challengers from pitching voters on more moderate politics.
June 3, 2022
On paper at least, Montana's newly drawn Eastern U.S. House district is Matt Rosendale's to lose.
The incumbent U.S. congressman, elected to represent the whole state by a 12-point margin in 2020, had his re-election bid endorsed by former President Donald Trump in November and by the Montana Republican Party in February, four weeks before the deadline for candidates to file for the June 7 primary.
With Montana's left-leaning university towns drawn into the Western district, Rosendale is running this year in a heavily Republican-favored district that Trump won by 27 percentage points in 202...