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5 things to watch in Montana’s special election


5 things to watch in Montana’s special election

All eyes are on Montana as voters head to the polls Thursday to decide a pivotal House special election.

confrontation between millionaire Republican businessman Greg Gianforte and a reporter Wednesday night roiled the race, with Gianforte later charged with misdemeanor assault. 

Republicans and Democrats have poured money into the race to replace Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in the state’s sole House seat, with the parties fighting over whether the ever-tightening race will become proof of a mounting wave against President Trump. 

The race pits Democratic folk musician Rob Quist against Gianforte. Both candidates raised more than $10 million combined, including at least $1 million in personal loans by Gianforte, while outside groups have spent more than $7 million.

All that spending has helped put Montana right in the middle of the national political debate. So here are five things to watch as voters cast their ballots and the results pour...

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