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Montana governor calls for May 25 election to replace Zinke

Mar 02, 2017 - Associated Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A special election will be held on May 25 to fill Montana's only U.S. House seat after Republican Ryan Zinke resigned to join President Donald Trump's cabinet, the governor said Wednesday.

The U.S. Senate confirmed Zinke as Trump's Interior Department secretary earlier in the day.

Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock chose the minimum amount of time for setting a special election under state law - 85 days.

With important discussions happening in Congress, the stat...