- After Rep. Ryan Zinke's ascension to interior secretary, his seat required a special election
- The Democratic candidate is musician Rob Quist
- The Republican is Greg Gianforte, a tech entrepreneur and multi-millionaire
This story was originally published in April. It has been updated. Montana's special election for the open US House seat is Thursday.
Hamilton, Montana (CNN)Rob Quist, a 69-year-old singer songwriter-turned-Democratic congressional candidate, recently delivered his stump speech on a trailer stage in a backyard in rural Ravalli County to a crowd that is a bit bigger than what one might expect in a place that voted by nearly 40 points in November to elect President Donald Trump.