Does Gianforte have GOP nomination for congressional seat locked up?

Nearly 120 potential delegates that would choose the Republican Party’s nominee to succeed U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke are behind Greg Gianforte, according to a letter distributed by his supporters – appearing to give him a near-lock on the nomination.

The letter, signed by 117 local and state Montana Republican Party officials and officeholders, calls Gianforte “a conservative leader … (we) can trust,” and says he has “the support and infrastructure necessary to defeat whoever the liberal Democrats nominate for the upcoming special election.”