Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte may run for governor, opening up at-large House seat

Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte, Montana’s lone House member, is planning to announce a 2020 run for governor, according to the state’s MTN News network.

Gianforte, who was first elected to the House in a 2017 special election, would be the sixth Republican to enter the race to succeed Democratic incumbent Steve Bullock, who is term-limited and running for president.

Republicans last captured the Montana governor’s mansion in 2000. No Democrats have announced campaigns for governor so far.