Montana Democrat Suspends Campaign for Congressional Seat

Montana Democrat Suspends Campaign for Congressional Seat


Montana Democrat Caucus Chair, state Rep. Laurie Bishop (D-Livingston), announced Wednesday she is suspending her campaign for the state’s new congressional seat due to redistricting to run for reelection in her seat in the state House.

Bishop’s announcement comes roughly one week after the states’ redistricting commission submitted their final congressional map outlining the state’s two U.S. House districts to the secretary of state’s office last Friday.

The new district Bishop was planning to run for was reportedly not as friendly to a Democrat campaign as she had hoped when announcing her congressional bid, in addition to leaving her hometown of Livingston outside of the district.

Bishop was the first Democrat that announced she was running for the seat back in July. However, at the time of her, announcement, Bishop said she “would

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