In Montana House, term limits affect more Republicans than Democrats

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August 10, 2010

By Melissa Garcia

Montana enacted state legislative term limits in 1992. In 2010, the effects of the term limits that Montana voters approved when they enacted CI-64 in 1992 on the November 3, 1992 ballot will affect more Republicans than Democrats.

Republican state representatives Dave Kasten, Dee Brown, Dennis Himmelberger, Penny Morgan, Ray Hawk, Robert Lake, Ronald Stoker, Scott Mendenhall and Scott Sales are ineligible to run for re-election to the Montana legislature in 2010, along with six Democrats, Arlene Becker, Bill Wilson (Legislature), Bob Bergren, Deborah Kottel, Jill Cohenour and Sue Dickenson.

The Republicans and Democrats are evenly split going into the November 2 election, but the prospects of Republicans gaining house majority are in jeopardy by the fact that they are losing nine senators, while the Democratic Party is losing six senators.


Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 39
     Republican Party 61
Total 100


Louis Jacobson, a staff writer for PolitiFact, through an analysis prediction of the 2010 state legislature elections predicts the state house race as a tossup.[1]

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