The groundswell of support from his totally independent Super PAC seems to have persuaded Ryan Zinke that he should seriously consider running for the US House, as he announced the formation of an exploratory committee to consider his run.
Should be interesting to see Zinke win in what promises to be a rabidly right-wing fight, given his love for compromise and middle ground politics. After all, he told the Portland Tribune in May that he considers himself a moderate:
He is writing a book titled, “The Rise of the Middle.”
“I take the middle of the political spectrum,” Zinke says. “Middle America is us. Most folks are not particularly political. They’re paying taxes and working hard. They’re not being well-represented, but we have to get them to become part of the movement. The government has almost become a self-licking ice cream cone. The middle has to be moved as part of our political process.”
That should play well in the current Montana Republican Party. Of course, when he meets with them, Zinke is more likely to be this guy than a moderate: