Montana Resources

Population: 1,032,949 (2015)

Filing deadline: March 12, 2018.

Primary: June 5, 2018.

Montana (R+7) is a moderate state where the GOP has a grip on the Presidential elections, but where both parties are highly competitive on the local level. In 2010, Montana was 90% White and 5% Native American.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 3. Mon­tana is considered a moderately Republican state in Presidential elections.

Sena­torer: 1 demokrater, 1 republikaner.

Jon Tester

Senator class 1: Jon Tester (D)
Committees: Indian Affairs, Appropriations, Banking & Housing, Homeland Security, Veterans (Ranking).

Democratic nominee: Jon Tester
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 15, 2017:
Lean Dem.

Status, May 15, 2016:
Teacher, farmer and State Senator Jon Tester (b.1956) defeated the incumbent Republican in 2006 by a small margin. He was re-elected in another squeaker against then Congressman Denny Rehberg in 2012, with only 48%.

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Steve Daines

Senator class 2: Steve Daines (D)
Committees: Appropriations, Agriculture, Homeland Security, Energy & Natural Resources, Indian Affairs.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Steve Daines

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 15, 2016:
Businessman Steve Daines (b.1962) served one term in the House, before he was elected to the Senate with 58% in 2014.

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Repre­sen­ta­tives: 1 Republican.

Greg Gianforte

District 1
Representative: Greg Gianforte (R)
Committees: Oversight, Natural Resources.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Greg Gianforte

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, May 22, 2017:
The district (R+7) contains all of Montana. Veteran and State Senator Ryan Zinke (b.1961) held the seat for the GOP in 2014 and won 56% in 2016. He became Secretary of the Interior in 2017 and a special election will be held here on Thursday, May 24. The GOP held the seat with businessman and 2016 gubernatorial nominee Greg Gianforte (b.1961), who won 50%.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: The first Monday of January.

All State Officers in Montana are limitited to holding any given Office for no more than eight years in any 16-year period.

Steve Bullock

Governor: Steve Bul­lock (D)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 21, 2017:
Lawyer and Attorney General Steve Bul­lock (b.1966) was elected Governor in 2012 and reelected in 2016 with 50%.

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Mike Cooney

Lieutenant Governor: Mike Cooney (D)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 21, 2017:
The LG is chosen by the party’s gubernatorial nominee and is nominated and elected on the same ticket. Bullock went through two other LGs before appointing former Secretary of State, Mike Cooney (b.1954), who was elected in 2016.

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Corey Stapleton

Secretary of State: Corey Stapleton (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Corey Stapleton

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 21, 2017:
The GOP took the office with veteran, financial advisor and former State Senator Corey Stapleton (b.1967), who won 55% in 2016.

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Matt Rosendale

Auditor (Insurance Commissioner): Matt Rosendale (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Matt Rosendale

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Aug 8, 2017:
This office is called State Auditor, but its only duty is to regulate the insurance industry. The GOP took the office with State Senator Matt Rosendale (b.1960), who won 54% in 2016. He is running for Senate in 2018.

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Tim Fox

Attorny General­: Tim Fox (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 21, 2017:
Lawyer and geologist Tim Fox (b.1957) was first elected in 2012 and won 68% in 2016. He is term limited.

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Elsie Arntzen

School Superintendent­: Elsie Arntzen (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Elsie Arntzen

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 21, 2017:
The GOP took the office with teacher and State Senator Elsie Arntzen (b.1956), who won 52% in 2016.

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State Senate: 50 (18D / 32R). Term: 4 years. Half elected in 2018/2016.
State House: 100 (41D / 59R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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