Gianforte supports defunding Planned Parenthood; Quist approves of legalizing recreational marijuana

GREAT FALLS – Greg Gianforte, the Republican running to fill Montana’s empty U.S. House seat, would support taking away funding for Planned Parenthood, and his Democrat opponent Rob Quist supports the legalization of marijuana for both medicinal and recreational use.

Those issues and many others were the topics of a Great Falls debate between the men vying to be Montana’s next congressman.

Over the past week, the two faced off several times, including editorial board meetings held by the Independent Record, Montana Standard and Billings Gazette, some of which were livestreamed on Facebook. Quist and Gianforte were joined by Libertarian candidate Mark more at