Candidates Confront GOP Health Care Bill In Montana Special Election

The three candidates, from left, Republican Greg Gianforte, Democrat Rob Quist and Libertarian Mark Wicks, who are vying to fill Montana’s only congressional seat.

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The three candidates, from left, Republican Greg Gianforte, Democrat Rob Quist and Libertarian Mark Wicks, who are vying to fill Montana’s only congressional seat.

Bobby Caina Calvan/AP

Many Democrats are hoping the GOP health care bill that narrowly passed the U.S. House of Representatives is going to push political momentum their way, and result in big gains in the 2018 midterm elections. A special election next week in Montana may be an early test for this theory.

President Trump won Montana by 20 points in the November 2016 election, and the May 25 special election is being held to replace the state’s only congressman, Rep. Ryan Zinke, whom Trump nominated to be interior secretary.

Montana resident Jim Lynch plans to vote for the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte. Lynch is a member of the Glacier Country Pachyderm Club and members get together once a

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/05/16/528598340/candidates-confront-gop-health-care-bill-in-montana-special-election?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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