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United States House of Representatives elections in Montana, 2014

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2012

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Montana's At-Large Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

District historyCandidates

Incumbent prior to election:
Steve Daines Republican Party
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Montana U.S. House Elections
At-Large district

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Montana will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect one candidate to serve in the U.S. House from the state's At-Large Congressional District.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 10, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Montana is one of 13 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by May 6, 2014. However, if the deadline is missed, late registration is available at county election offices up until close of polls on election day. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 5, 2014 (30 days before election day).[4]

See also: Montana elections, 2014

Incumbent: The current representative, Steve Daines (R), who was first elected in 2012, is instead seeking election to the Senate in 2014.

Montana has a single at-large congressional district, which makes up the entire state.

Race Background

In the 2012 election Steve Daines secured election by a 10.5% margin of victory. The district has been evaluated as leaning republican, receiving a Partisan Voter Index of from the Cook Political Report. In 2012, the incumbent, Denny Rehberg chose not to run for re-election so that he could compete for the senate seat up for election. As a result Steve Daines and Kim Gillian ran against each for the open seat. The district was listed in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's "Red to Blue List," which identifies districts that the organization has specifically targeted to flip from Republican to Democratic control.[5] Steven Daines was able to outspend his opponent, Kim Gillian, spending $2,021,596, which is close to twice the $991,016 she did.[6]

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the one congressional seat from Montana.

Members of the U.S. House from Montana -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of April 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 0 Pending
     Republican Party 1 Pending
Total 1 1

Candidates

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Campaign contributions

Steve Daines

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Daines' reports.[10]

Steve Daines (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 12, 2013$15,407.18$252,869.34$(77,952.52)$190,324.00
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$190,324.00$430,922.42$(60,392.38)$560,854.04
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2013$560,854.04$642,537.15$(64,600.10)$1,138,791.09
Year-End Quarterly[14]December 31, 2013$1,138,791$827,134$(271,846)$1,897,935
Running totals
$2,153,462.91$(474,791)

District history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Steve Daines (R) won election to the United States House. He defeated Kim Gillan (D) and David Kaiser (L) in the general election.

U.S. House, Montana, At-Large District General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Kim Gillan 42.7% 204,939
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Daines 53.3% 255,468
     Libertarian David Kaiser 4% 19,333
Total Votes 479,740
Source: Montana Secretary of State "2012 Election Center"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Denny Rehberg won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Dennis McDonald (D) and Mike Fellows (Libertarian) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, Montana At-Large District General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDenny Rehberg incumbent 60.4% 217,696
     Democratic Dennis McDonald 33.8% 121,954
     Libertarian Mike Fellows 5.7% 20,691
Total Votes 360,341

See also

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