Two national Democratic political groups have targeted Montana races up for grabs in the 2020 election.
Earlier this month the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee put Montana's at-large congressional seat on its list of 38 battleground districts it is targeting to flip in 2020.
The seat is held by U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, a Republican who is not seeking reelection to Congress because he is running for governor, as he did previously in 2016.
Republicans running include state Auditor Matt Rosendale, who ran for U.S. Senate in 2018, and Secretary of State Corey Stapleton, who was running for governor but switched to the U.S. House race after Gianforte's announcement. Lewis and Clark County Republican Party Chair Joe Dooling is also running, as is Timothy Johnson, of Corvallis.
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The Williams campaign released a statement last week praising the endorsement.
"I'm proud that people are taking notice of the strength of our grassroots campaign to fix Congress,” Williams said.
On Thursday, the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State announced Montana is one of five states it is targeting to flip from Republican to Democrat.
Secretary of State Corey Stapleton, a Republican, is not seeking reelection and instead is running for U.S. House in 2020. Two Republicans have announced they are seeking the open seat — state Senate President Scott Sales, of Bozeman, and state Rep. Forrest Mandeville, of Columbus.
The only Democrat running at this point is state Sen. Bryce Bennett, of Missoula.
The other states being targeted are Missouri, Oregon, Washington and West Virginia.