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Kathleen Williams

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.

Greg Gianforte Wins First Full House Term In Montana

Nov 7, 2018
Greg Gianforte addresses the crowd at his campaign watch party late Tuesday night as his wife Susan looks on. Nov. 6, 2018
Nate Hegyi / Yellowstone Public Radio

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican Greg Gianforte has defeated Democrat Kathleen Williams in Montana's U.S. House race to win his first full term in office.

The technology entrepreneur on Tuesday successfully defended the seat he won in a special election last year by campaigning as a strident supporter of President Donald Trump.

Updated at 9 a.m. Check our Live Election Results for the most up to date information.

Not all of Montana's precincts have fully reported this morning so in some cases we don't know much more than we did by the time many people went to bed last night.

Senator Jon Tester campaigned with other Democrats for statewide office in Browning Nov 3, where he was lauded as an advocate for solving the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Nicky Ouellet

As members of the Crow tribal council stood alongside Republican Senate hopeful Matt Rosendale for his pro-coal stance at the Bozeman airport Saturday, tribal leaders from the Blackfeet Nation and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes threw their weight behind Democrats Senator Jon Tester and Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams.

They started their day in Browning with a breakfast feed. By afternoon, they were at Elks Lodge in Polson with the Blacklodge drum circle.

Protesters gathered outside Trump rally at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in Belgrade, Montana
Corin Cates-Carney

Thousands of people gathered in Belgrade this weekend for President Donald Trump’s fourth visit to Montana to spur support for Republicans in the finals days before the midterm election. Once the airplane hangar turned Trump rally site at the Bozeman Yellowstone Airport filled up, an overflow crowd gathered outside its doors to listen to the President’s voice applifed from nearby speakers.

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