Will Trump’s late-stage involvement move the needle in Montana’s Senate race?

MISSOULA – Those watching the heated Montana Senate and US House races are wondering if President Trump’s trip this late in the campaign will draw more to vote for the GOP candidates, and if it’s worth the effort.

It’s uncommon for a sitting president to make so many campaign stops in less-populated states like Montana. And with Trump’s latest announcement of a fourth stop in Bozeman on Saturday, political experts and the media are speculating as to why he’s returning.

University of Montana professor and political analyst Lee Banville says he was surprised to hear the news, but adds the motivation for these visits are different than most.