MT candidate filing kicks off for 2018 elections

HELENA – Candidate filing for state offices in Montana’s 2018 elections kicked off Thursday at the Capitol, led by a half-dozen filers in the top two races on the ticket, U.S House and U.S. Senate.

Four of the five Democrats hoping to challenge Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte paid their $1,740 filing fee Thursday, including Lynda Moss, a former state senator from Billings who was first in line at 8 a.m. at the secretary of state’s office.

Moss said she plans to run a “grassroots campaign” involving Montanans of all backgrounds.