by Troy Carter, Bozeman Daily Chronicle
On the same day a Manhattan farmer entered the race for House District 69, incumbent Rep. Matthew Monforton said he will not seek re-election.
Walt Sales, a Republican, announced his campaign for the state House of Representatives’ HD 69 on Thursday. Monforton, also a Republican, was elected to the seat in 2014.
“The Montana Republican Party will always be a charade until we stop Democrat activists from infiltrating our primaries and electing phony ‘Republicans’ like Ryan Zinke and Walt Sales,” Monforton told the Chronicle. “I will therefore not seek re-election to House District 69 and instead focus on our pending suit challenging Montana’s antiquated and corrupt primary system.” [Read more…]