MISSOULA – The tight race for the Montana House Democratic primary left Grant Kier on the outside looking in, but he says he will support who beat him and he’s encouraging his supporters to do the same.
It was a modest turn out at the Public House in downtown Missoula for Kier’s election night party, mostly filled by close friends and family. He spoke to the crowd thanking them for their support through a long campaign
"If we want a brighter future for our state and our nation, we have to send a new representative to Congress. It will not be easy. Montana needs a representative who understands the struggles that so many Montanans are facing across our state right now, every single day," Kier said to supporters at the Public House in Missoula.
"We need someone who understands that decisions in Washington, can really mean the difference between life and death for people here in Montana," he added.
Former state lawmaker Kathleen Williams will advance to the November ballot and take on Republican Greg Gianforte for Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Williams, who served three terms in the Montana legislature and worked in the natural resources sector for 34 years, is looking to becomes the first Democrat elected to the the US House of Representatives since 1997.