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GOP Rep. Matt Rosedale Suddenly Drops Out of Race

Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) revealed on Friday his decision to retire at the end of his current term, a surprising change of plans following his recent announcement to seek reelection.

Following a turbulent month for the Montana Republican, he initially started a Senate campaign in early February, only to suspend it shortly after due to support for his primary opponent, including from former President Trump.

He then decided to run for his House seat, but has now decided to withdraw from the race.

It concludes Rosendale’s time in the House, where he gained a reputation as a staunch conservative who was among eight Republicans to remove former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) from his position.

In a statement shared on X, previously known as Twitter, Rosendale mentioned a death threat made against him

Rosendale did not provide details on the threats or allegations made against him, but his statement follows closely after former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) claimed in a podcast interview that the Montana Republican withdrew from the Senate race due to rumors about him and a 20-year-old staff member.

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