Montana’s 2nd House Seat Gives Democrats New Midterm Opportunity

Montana’s first congressional redistricting in four decades provides House Democrats with an unlikely offensive opportunity after years of futility.

The party’s nine Senate and governor race victories over the past 20 years always failed to translate down-ballot to the statewide contest for the lone House seat. That could change with the addition of a second seat in reapportionment.

But whether its new seat can be part of Democrats’ path to retaining their endangered majority in the 2022 midterm elections depends on how Montana’s bipartisan commission divides the state in half.