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Gallatin County

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The Trump administration and family are paying attention to Gallatin County, Montana, as they rally support for conservative candidates in this year’s midterm election. Gallatin is a fast growing swing county unique to Montana, and rare in the country.

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Donald Trump Jr. packed an exhibit hall with Trump-agenda supporters in Bozeman last night to rally conservative support in Montana’s U.S. Senate Race.

“You have to realize that Donald Trump is on the ticket in six weeks," Trump Jr. said.  "I want to keep winning for another six years.”

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Real estate markets in much of Montana are booming, according to University of Montana researchers. But the strong rise in housing prices since the great recession is creating an issue of affordability.

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In recent years, Montana’s fastest-growing city, Bozeman, has also seen a rise in the number of people who are homeless. Expensive housing and stagnant wages may be to blame.

Montana’s ongoing budget crisis has hit Gallatin County, where state Democrats say schools, mental health and disabilities services could all be affected.

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