Two weeks until Montana candidates file in 2018 – what’s the political landscape?

In less than two weeks, Montana candidates will start filing for office in a political landscape that’s bound to shift as 2018 unfolds – and a key player may be someone’s who not on the ballot.

That someone is President Donald Trump, who Montana by 20 points in the 2016 election, but whose approval rating currently stands among the lowest of any modern president at this point in his first term.

Nancy Keenan, executive director of the Montana Democratic Party, says Trump has fired up the opposition, and that the party is having no trouble recruiting candidates to run for all level of offices, from U.S. House down to the state Legislature.