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GOP's Rosendale wins Montana House seat

GOP's Rosendale wins Montana House seat
© Alex Bolton

Republican Matt Rosendale is projected as the winner of Montana's at-large House seat, defeating Democratic candidate Kathleen Williams. 

The 60-year-old Republican will replace Rep. Greg GianforteGregory Richard GianforteGrowing number of House Republicans warm to proxy voting Ducey to lead Republican governors GOP holds line in state legislatures, dealing blow to Democrats MORE (R-Mont.), who declined to seek reelection so he could campaign for governor.

Rosendale serves as Montana’s state auditor and lost a Senate race to Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterSenate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster 50-50 Senate opens the door to solutions outlasting Trump's moment of violence Biden VA pick faces 'steep learning curve' at massive agency MORE (D) in 2018. He campaigned as an ally to President TrumpDonald TrumpMcCarthy says he told Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene he disagreed with her impeachment articles against Biden Biden, Trudeau agree to meet next month Trump planned to oust acting AG to overturn Georgia election results: report MORE, emphasizing issues such as securing the border, protecting public lands and repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. 

Montana’s at-large House district, which was reestablished in 1993, has only been represented by one Democrat, former Rep. Pat Williams (D-Mont.), who held the seat until 1997.