Montana Rep. Rosendale to Seek Reelection After Dropping Senate Campaign

Rep. Matt Rosendale
by Ben Whedon


Montana Republican Rep. Matt Rosendale on Wednesday confirmed that he would seek reelection in the lower chamber after ending a brief Senate campaign to oust Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester.

Earlier this month, Rosendale announced his Senate bid, hoping for a rematch after losing to Tester in 2018. He ended the campaign within a week, however, as former President Donald Trump and Senate leadership largely lined up behind businessman Tim Sheehy for the party nod.

“Over the last few days, I have been humbled by the outpouring of support I have received to run for Montana’s 2nd Congressional District so we can continue our work to cut spending, secure the border, and restore America’s energy dominance,” Rosendale said in a statement. “At the urging of my family, friends, constituents, and President Trump, I announce my intention to seek re-election.”

“I have always said I will serve where the people of Montana feel I can be most effective, and serving Montana in Congress has truly been the honor and privilege of a lifetime,” he said, before expressing support for Trump and Sheehy.


Montana is expected to be a close contest in the battle for control of the Senate in 2024.

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Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.
Photo “Rep. Matt Rosendale” by Rep. Matt Rosendale.



Reprinted with permission from Just the News.

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