Montana Rep. Matt Rosendale announces Senate bid, complicating Republican effort to flip seat in 2024


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File: Rep. Matt Rosendale, R-Mont., speaks during a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on a resolution “stating that President Donald Trump did not engage in insurrection,” on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. 

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GOP Rep. Matt Rosendale of Montana, a member of the hard right House Freedom Caucus, announced Friday he’s running for Senate.

“Today, I’m asking for your support to run for the United States Senate,” he said in a video posted on X.

Rosendale is the second Republican to jump into the race to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Jon Tester. He’ll face off against Tim Sheehy, a veteran and wealthy businessman who announced his candidacy last June. Sheehy is backed by National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Steve Daines and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.



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