"The former Trump administration official is projected to win the race for Montana’s new House seat, after exiting D.C. under a cloud of scandal."
"Ryan Zinke, the scandal-plagued former Trump administration official, is headed back to Congress and a city he likens to a “cesspool” and says he “hates.”
Zinke, a former Navy SEAL who previously represented Montana as its at-large House member, is projected to beat Democrat Monica Tranel and Libertarian John Lamb to win the race for Montana’s new House seat.
A key soldier of the Trump administration’s fossil fuel-centric “energy dominance” agenda, Zinke campaigned on sweeping promises to restore $2-per-gallon gasoline, boost domestic oil and gas production and take on bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. He painted Tranel as an environmental “extremist” who would attack the oil and gas industry and be a “puppet” for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)."