Lewis and Clark County voters follow the pack in some elections, diverge in others

Phil Drake

In elections that extended beyond the border of Lewis and Clark County, area voters followed the pack in some races and diverged from the majority in others. 

Republican Matt Rosendale won in Lewis and Clark County for the congressional district 2 seat with 43% of the vote (13,916), topping Independent Gary Buchanan (34%, 11,067 votes), Democratic challenger Penny Ronning (22%, 7,222 votes) and Libertarian Sam Rankin (1%, 453 votes), according to unofficial results posted on the Montana Secretary of State website.

In the congressional district as a whole, Rosendale did better and received 57% of the vote to win the seat. Buchanan had 22% statewide, Ronning had 20% and Rankin had 1%, according to the unofficial results.

U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale meets with supporters during a Lewis and Clark Republican Women’s Club luncheon in Helena, Mont., on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022.

Thom Bridge, Independent Record

In her quest against Democrat John Repke, Republican Ann Bukacek did not fare as well in Lewis and Clark County as she did in Public Service Commission District 5 as a whole.

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