Montanans voted on Tuesday for the first time in more than 30 years in two different US Congressional districts.
The votes are still being counted, but the Democratic winner for Montana’s First Congressional District — which covers the western portion of the state — is Monica Tranel.
Cora Neumann conceded the race.
The Republican results for the primary were too close to call, with Ryan Zinke and Al Olszewski running neck in neck with 40% of the vote each.
Tranel is a Missoula lawyer who was the staff attorney for the Montana Public Service Commission and later for the Montana Consumer Counsel. By 11 p.m., she had secured 66% of the vote to Neumann’s 26%.
The third candidate was a former Montana State Representative from Missoula Tom Winter, who locked in 7% of the vote.
The Missoula Current contributed to this article.