Matt Rosendale leads the United State House of Representatives race for Montana’s second district, as numbers continue to roll in.

With over 85,000 votes accounted for in this election as of 11:50 p.m. MST (according to the Montana Secretary of State website), Rosendale has a commanding lead with 50,171 votes--59% of the total.

Independent candidate Gary Buchanan is in second place with 17,338 votes (20%), while Democrat Penny Ronning's 19% totals 16,347 votes. Sam Rankin accounts for 1% of the total with 1,195 votes.

Rosendale is looking to earn reelection. Rosendale was previously Montana’s only U.S. House representative before Montana earned a second congressional district. 

Polls closed around the state of Montana at 8:00 p.m. MST.

This race has not yet been called by the Associated Press. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available. 

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