Second Challenger Announces Intention to Run for Rehberg’s House Seat

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – Missoula lawyer Tyler Gernant says he wants the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House seat held by Republican Denny Rehberg.

Gernant has announced he will be a candidate in the 2010 primary election. Montana Democratic Chairman Dennis McDonald, a Melville rancher, announced last month that he will seek his party’s nomination for the House.

Rehberg has indicated he will seek a sixth term.

Gernant says his campaign will focus on reducing the national debt, changing the tax code and fostering a clean energy industry.

He holds an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a law degree from the University of Montana. His background includes congressional internships, one with Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.

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