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  • Democrat Ronning faces tall odds in conservative U.S. House District 2

    Jane Rooney, Community News Service - UM School of Journalism|Updated Oct 12, 2022

    Facing three candidates in Montana's conservative new eastern congressional district, Democrat Penny Ronning knows she's in an uphill battle, one she promises to "fight like hell" to win. Raised in Billings, where her father ran a diner and her mother worked for the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs, she credits her working-class roots and her mother's example of government service for her candidacy. "What inspired me to run for this race was my mom was a career federal...