2020 Reflections: Montana’s GOP sweep signals changes ahead

Montana turned deep red in 2020, as Republican candidates swept every statewide office on the November ballot and won the governor’s office for the first time in 16 years.

Celebration among Montana Republicans has been tempered only by the realization that President Donald Trump lost his bid to remain in the White House – a fact that Democrats hope will lower the temperature of the state’s politics and facilitate some bipartisan cooperation while they are outnumbered in both chambers of the Legislature.