U.S. House Candidates Meet at Democratic Forum

Montana’s House Democratic primary came to the Flathead Valley Saturday. Five candidates aiming to unseat U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R–Mont., spent two hours onstage at Columbia Falls High School in a forum sponsored by the Flathead Democratic Central Committee.

Several dozen guests turned out for the event, where moderator Mark Holston read audience-submitted questions to Kathleen Williams, Grant Kier, John Heenan, John Meyer and Jared Pettinato, then gave them each a brief period to respond.

One of the first questions focused on the electoral task ahead: “What differentiates you from the other candidates that you believe would increase your chances of defeating Gianforte?”