Greg Gianforte speaking in Billings when Vice President Mike Pence visited. (Jonathan McNiven photo)
YELLOWSTONE COUNTY — Yellowstone County voters turned out to support Greg Gianforte Thursday in his Republican bid for Montana’s only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Gianforte won 29,745 votes in Yellowstone County, or 55.84 percent of the county’s ballots.
Democrat Rob Quist received 19,671 votes, 36.93 percent of the Yellowstone County vote.
Independent Mark Wicks won 1,766 votes, or 6.74 percent.
Of the 97,062 registered voters in Yellowstone County, 53,336 ballots were cast for 54.9 percent voter turnout. Statewide, voter turnout was calculated at 54.22 percent as 379,763 of the state’s 700,428 registered voters cast ballots in Thursday’s special election.
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With one day before Montana decides who will replace former US Congressman Ryan Zinke in the United States House of Representatives, an audio recording of candidate Greg Gianforte was released of Greg apparently in a scuffle with a Guardian reporter … read more
United States Vice President Mike Pence announced that he will be visiting Montana this week in support of Greg Gianforte’s Campaign run for US Representative. The campaign announced that the Vice President will be in Billings on May 12 at … read more
Editors note: This article has been updated from its original to reflect party representatives stating that all paperwork is up to date and Mark Wicks is a legitimate candidate. Montana Libertarian Party Chairman Ron Vandevender has resigned. He said … read more
Originally published in the print 5/5/17 edition of Yellowstone County News. By: Senate and House Majority Leadership (Senate: President Scott Sales, Majority Leader Fred Thomas, Pro Tem Bob Keenan; House: Speaker Austin Knudsen, Majority Leader Ron Ehli, Pro Tem Greg … read more
Originally published in print edition of YCN on 4/21/17. BILLINGS — The upcoming race to select a new Billings mayor has already attracted three candidates. The official filing period opens Thursday, April 20 for the mayoral campaign with final date … read more
Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News on 3/31/17 HELENA — Lockwood and East Helena residents are still waiting to see whether they may consider building high schools as Senate Bill 139 advances through the Legislature. The … read more
HELENA — Republicans and Democrats meeting in nominating conventions in Helena have selected their candidates to replace Ryan Zinke in the U.S. House of Representatives. Democrat Rob Quist of Creston and Republican Greg Gianforte of Bozeman will appear on the … read more
Conservative radio DJ Paul Mushaben of Cat Country Radio Station was suspended last week when he authored a blog post on the Cat Country website blog on Tuesday Feb. 21 that some say was racist. This evening, a group of … read more
Originally published in the Yellowstone County News print edition and on newsstands today 2/23/17. BILLINGS — Ed Walker, 46, of Billings, a former Montana state legislator, is throwing his hat in the ring for the election to fill the U.S. … read more
Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News in the 2/17/17 issue. If there was a vet school lecture on assessing health by nasal palpations, I slept through it. When a client informs me their dog, cow, cat … read more
Originally published in the print edition of Yellowstone County News on 11/18/16. The dust is now settling on one of the most successful elections for the Montana Republican Party in modern times. I want to report what we accomplished, … read more
Originally published in the Yellowstone County News Print Edition. HUNTLEY — Donald J. Trump easily won Montana’s three Electoral College votes on his way to the national presidential win. National Republican Party officials said their candidate succeeded because he appealed … read more
BILLINGS — Absentee ballots for the upcoming general election will arrive in Yellowstone County mailboxes over the next few days. Bret Rutherford, the county’s elections administrator, is preparing to mail about 58,000 absentee ballots on Friday, Oct. 14. He said … read more
The special edition of the Yellowstone County News Candidate Questionnaire has gone to press this week 9/30/16. However, one candidate’s answers were printed in place of another candidates. Yellowstone County News inadvertently printed Democrat Sue Olson’s responses in place of … read more
Guest Editorial by Evelyn Pyburn-Originally published in the Yellowstone County News print edition If you have missed it, there’s more “to-do” about Gov. Steve Bullock’s misuse of the state plane than what hits the accounting books. His most regular travel … read more
Originally published in the print edition of the Yellowstone County News on 7/29/16. I thought it a fitting time to write about politics since it is the presidential campaign season along with our own local elections. From Trumpmania to our … read more
In a press conference today at Montana State University in Billings, Yellowstone County Commissioner Bill Kennedy was named as the new President and CEO of the MSUB Foundation. Kennedy will step down and retire from the Yellowstone County Commissioners position … read more
The 2016 Montana primary election is peaking and all campaigns are or should be in full swing. The absentee ballots in Yellowstone County will be going out in the mail on Friday May 13th. Bret Rutherford, Yellowstone County Election Administrator, … read more
HUNTLEY — Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte met with a number of representatives of the energy industry in Huntley, on Monday, to gather input about how the Clean Power Plan will impact their respective organizations and businesses. A group of … read more