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Montana candidate filing opens for 2012 election cycle

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January 15, 2011

Senator Bill Beck, who has filed to run for re-election in 2012.

HELENA, Montana: The filing period for candidates wishing to run for election in Montana opened on January 12, 2012. All 100 Montana House districts and half of the 50 Montana Senate districts will be up for election in 2012. The primary election took place on June 5, 2012 and the general election will be held on November 6, 2012. Candidates running for Montana State Senate and Montana House must pay $15 in filing fees. The filing period in Montana closes at 5:00 p.m. on March 12, 2012.[1]

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in both the Montana House of Representatives and Montana State Senate:

Montana State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 22 23
     Republican Party 27 27
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 50 50


Montana House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 32 37
     Republican Party 68 63
Total 100 100


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