Mass of candidates face off in GOP U.S. House primary

The most competitive race in Montana this election cycle is in the Republican primary to advance a candidate to November to try to take the seat in the U.S. House being vacated by U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, with six candidates in the race.

Gianforte ran in the special election to take the seat when it was vacated by Whitefish Republican Ryan Zinke when he was appointed secretary of the interior.

Gianforte also won the election in 2018 to retain the seat, but announced last year he was again running for Montana governor instead of running for the House.

Gianforte won the Republican primary for governor in 2016, but lost in the general election to Steve Bullock.