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Matt Rosendale drops out of eastern Montana House race

The incumbent congressman cited threats against his family and "false and defamatory rumors." He's now set to leave office at the end of his term.

Continuing a series of campaign reversals, Republican Montana Congressman Matt Rosendale announced Friday morning that he will not seek re-election to the state's eastern U.S. House district.

Rosendale, a hardliner who was elected to the House in 2020 after serving as Montana State Auditor, launched a long-anticipated campaign for the U.S. Senate Feb. 9, only to call it off six days later. Then, a...


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