Montana District 0: REP, PVI R+11
Incumbent: Greg Gianforte
Cash on Hand ($): $31,080
% of the total REP $ Raised:
Cash on Hand v. Opponent ($): 100%
Years in Office: 2
Gianforte is an American businessman, author, engineer and politician who won the special election following Ryan Zinke’s resignation to become Secretary of the Interior. Gianforte officially assumed office with personal assets of U.S. $315 million, making him the wealthiest member of Congress. On June 12, 2017, Gianforte pleaded guilty in court on a charge of misdemeanor assault stemming from his May 24 attack on The Guardian political reporter Ben Jacobs. Gianforte opposes abortion, believing that abortion should be prohibited except when the woman’s life is in danger.] Gianforte favors removing federal funds from Planned Parenthood. Gianforte believes in Young Earth creationism, and has expressed support for the pseudoscientific view. Gianforte supports repeal of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). He has declined to say whether he supports the American Health Care Act, the House Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Gianforte opposes same-sex marriage, and has stated that he supports government enforcement of nondiscrimination for LGBT workers, but not for customers. He is married with four children.
Challengers in MT 0
Kathleen Williams MT At Large (D)
Challenger (Primary Winner)
CASH ON HAND: $36,957
% OF TOTAL DEM $: 100%
SAME PARTY CHALLENGERS: 1
Health care is the main issue motivating her run. The current instability in the system is not good for health care, for patients, for the business, Kathleen believes. She graduated with a B.S. in Resource Economics from U.C. Berkeley, and from Colorado State University with an M.S. in Recreation Resources. Her thirty-four-year natural resources career traverses the public, private, and non-profit sectors. The principles of responsible, science-based stewardship, the voices of individuals who work the land for a living, and the shared-used policies of state government inform her views on water rights, public access, and sustainability policy. During her three terms as a Representative in Montana’s Legislature, she served as Vice Chair of the Agriculture and Taxation committees. As a leader of the House Taxation Committee, Kathleen worked to advance an Earned Income Tax Credit in 2013 – a measure which successfully passed in 2015. After four years of hard work, Williams passed a bill which ensured coverage of crucial routine cancer treatments while allowing patient participation in innovative, life-saving clinical trials. As an Associate Director at the Western Landowners Alliance, she served as a resource on water and policy issues.