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Trump-era Interior Secretary Zinke wins Montana U.S. House Republican primary

Trump-era Interior Secretary Zinke wins Montana U.S. House Republican primary

reuters.com · 06/09/2022 21:32
Trump-era Interior Secretary Zinke wins Montana U.S. House Republican primary

- Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who served under Donald Trump and resigned in 2019 amid an ethics probe, won the Republican Party nomination for the 1st district U.S. House of Representatives seat in Montana, Edison Research projected on Thursday.

Zinke, who previously served in the House before joining the Trump administration, fended off challenges from four other Republicans in Tuesday's vote. He resigned under intense scrutiny of his use of security details, chartered flights and a real estate deal, though he repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.


(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Scott Malone and Alistair Bell)

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