House candidate calls Clinton 'Antichrist'

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Montana House candidate Ryan Zinke, the early Republican front-runner for Montana's open House seat, called former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonSeven key findings in the Benghazi report Benghazi panel faults Clinton Overnight Finance: Trump threatens NAFTA withdrawal | Senate poised for crucial Puerto Rico vote | Ryan calls for UK trade deal | Senate Dems block Zika funding deal MORE the "Antichrist" in a recent campaign appearance, according to a local newspaper.

"We need to focus on the real enemy," he said referring to Clinton, according to the Big Fork Eagle, before calling her the Antichrist.

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Zinke, a former Navy SEAL, is one of six Republicans in a crowded field to replace Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), who is running for the Senate. He's emerged as the early front-runner in the GOP primary due to his fundraising prowess. Zinke raised $450,000 in the last three months of 2013 and has $350,000 in the bank.

Democrats are hopeful they can make the House race competitive and have coalesced around John Lewis, a former staffer to Sen. Max BaucusMax BaucusWyden unveils business tax proposal College endowments under scrutiny The chaotic fight for ObamaCare MORE (D-Mont.), as their candidate for the race.

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