Rick Breckenridge

For the first time in more than a decade, Green Party candidates will appear on Montana’s ballots for Congress this fall. 

When the state’s candidate filing deadline passed at five o'clock this evening, three Green Party candidates joined the crowded field of Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians seeking Montana seats in the U.S. House and Senate.

U.S. Capitol
flickr user Tim Evanson (CC-BY-SA-2)

Over a dozen Montanans have now put their names forward as possible replacements for Ryan Zinke's seat in the U.S. House. Here's a list of candidates in the running:

Democratic House candidate Denise Juneau was asked during last night’s final U.S. House debate what she would do to protect the rights of LBGT individuals.

“Number one get elected,” Juneau said, as audience erupted in cheers. She said she welcomed that question from the standing room only audience at Heritage Hall, College of Great Falls-MSU.

Juneau said this race is historic for Montana because she’s a woman, Native American, and openly gay.

Three hopefuls for Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives sparred in Great Falls last night, in their last debate before election day.

Listen: Oct. 5 U.S. House Debate

Oct 5, 2016
Democrat Denise Juneau and Republican Ryan Zinke
Denise Juneau: courtesy Bronte Wittpen; Ryan Zinke: William Marcus

Democrat Denise Juneau and Republican Ryan Zinke met in their third debate in the race for Montana's U.S. House seat Wed. Oct 5. Newcomer to the race, Libertarian Rick Breckenridge, also joined the debate. Listen to the full debate here.