Montana State Auditor Troy Downing announced Wednesday he was officially running for Montana’s 2nd Congressional District seat currently held by Rep. Matt Rosendale nearly three months after initially expressing interest in the race.
“The thing for the present Congress to do is to adjourn and adjourn quickly. There is no possibility of its accomplishing anything of advantage to the people now, if there ever was.” Sounds like something you could easily read in today’s newspaper accounts. But it’s from a Missoulian newspaper editorial written in April 1894, when Democrats controlled both the White House and the Congress.
There’s been speculation for weeks that Montana U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale might jump into the Republican race for U.S. Senate, and while he still hasn’t made an announcement, other Republicans are already interested in the eastern congressional district seat he may leave open.