(BILLINGS)- Billings Democrat Kim Gillan is offering her congratulations to House nominee Steve Daines, who swept to victory overnight in the race for Montana’s lone seat.
Although the race was close in the initial tabulation of votes, Daines pulled away as the votes were counted from Montana’s larger counties, pushing him over 53%.
“I congratulate Mr. Daines and thank all Montanans for voting. We are so lucky to live in a country where we can vote for our representatives. I have tremendous respect for the process and everyone who voted,” Gillan said in a prepared statement.
“This campaign was never about me. It’s always been about the people of Montana. To my family, my staff, and my supporters and volunteers all across Montana who gave your money, your time and your votes: Thank you! I am so proud of the campaign we ran and I am so proud of you.
“Montanans are very lucky to have strong leaders like Max Baucus and Jon Tester in the U.S. Senate and Jon’s win is a win for all Montanans.”