Like many conservative states Montana has a few wedge issues that can motivate voters. For Montana a mainstay of those issues is gun rights and the ability to hunt on public lands. The National Rifle Association (NRA) joined the television ad spree in the Montana Special Election to replace Secretary Ryan Zinke in the U.S. House. The Montana At-Large seat should be a Republican lock, but recent polling and fundraising show Rob Quist to be a surprisingly strong Democratic challenger to the seat. Look for other outside groups to increase their spending in the run up to this late May election.
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