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Rosendale may run for re-election to U.S. House

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Posted at 8:23 PM, Feb 24, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-26 13:14:03-05

HELENA — U.S. Representative Matt Rosendale may be trying to run for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a new federal filing.

On Saturday, an amended statement of candidacy form was filed for Rosendale with the Federal Election Commission seeking election for Montana's second congressional district — the seat Rosendale currently holds.

MTN News contacted Rosendale’s campaign for comment and received the following reply: “The Congressman is spending the weekend working with his House and Senate colleagues to find solutions to fund the government ahead of the deadline on Friday. He should have an announcement soon.”

The filing comes the same week he announced he would be dropping out of the Montana U.S. Senate race.

Rosendale officially announced his Senate campaign on February 9 and dropped out of the race on February 15, citing former President Trump’s endorsement of his primary opponent Tim Sheehy as his primary reason for suspending his Senate campaign.

It is a crowded Republican field currently for Montana’s second congressional district, including a number of high profile candidates seeking the seat.

So far, though, most of the Republicans running in his district told MTN they aren’t changing their plans at this point.

The deadline for anyone to file for the ballot is March 11.