Jack Ballard announces run for Montana’s US House seat

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by Troy Shockley in Local News Posted on 08/04/2021 09:51 AM

HELENA (AP) — Democrat Jack Ballard has announced a run for the U.S. House, in the hopes of unseating Republican Rep. Matt Rosendale.

The 58-year-old Ballard is a writer who resides in Red Lodge and covers hunting, fishing, wildlife and conservation. He announced his campaign Tuesday.

Ballard is the first Democrat to announce a run against Montana’s only sitting U.S. House member. Three other Democrats announced earlier this year their intention to run for Montana’s new U.S. House seat.

Montana was awarded the second U.S. House seat based on the state’s growing population in the recent census results. The election is scheduled for November 2022.