Neal Ullman

Kathleen Williams. File photo.
Nick Mott / Montana Public Radio

Republican Greg Gianforte defeated Democrat Kathleen Williams in Montana's U.S. House race last night to win his first full term in office. With nearly all votes counted today, Gianforte won by a margin of 6.1 percent. He got 51.6 percent of the vote to Williams’ 45.5.

Neal Ullman, a spokesperson for Kathleen Williams’ campaign says misleading campaign ads may have contributed to Williams’ defeat but doesn’t know what other factors played a part.