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John Lewis (Montana)

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John Lewis
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Montana, At-Large District
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Last electionNovember 4, 2014
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John Lewis was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the At-Large Congressional District of Montana. He won the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014, before losing in the general election to Ryan Zinke (R).



See also: Montana's At-Large Congressional District elections, 2014

Lewis ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Montana's At-Large District. Lewis won the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.[1] He was defeated by Ryan Zinke (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Montana's At-Large District General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Zinke 55.4% 203,871
     Democratic John Lewis 40.4% 148,690
     Libertarian Mike Fellows 4.2% 15,402
Total Votes 367,963
Source: Montana Secretary of State
U.S. House, Montana's At-Large District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Lewis 59.8% 42,588
John Driscoll 40.2% 28,580
Total Votes 71,168
Source: Montana Secretary of State - Official Primary Results

Lewis was a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Jumpstart program. According to the DCCC, Jumpstart provided members running in Republican leaning districts with “early financial communications, operational and strategic support.”[2]


Lewis was endorsed by the following:

The three Montana politicians released a joint statement saying, "John has traveled to every corner of our state as a problem-solver and a listener, and he knows it better than anyone I know. He will serve the people of Montana well."[3]

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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Lewis' reports.[4]

John Lewis (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[5]January 30, 2014$0.00$189,571.42$(7,459.19)$182,112.23
Year-End[6]January 31, 2014$182,112.23$204,899.37$(67,914.72)$319,096.88
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2014$319,096.88$300,033.55$(107,374.62)$511,755.81
Pre-Primary[8]May 22, 2014$511,755.81$60,984.26$(53,878.27)$518,861.80
July Quarterly[9]July 15, 2014$518,861.80$274,652.43$(170,803.42)$622,710.81
October Quarterly[10]October 15, 2014$622,710.81$392,847.28$(754,208.24)$261,349.85
Pre-General[11]October 23, 2014$261,349.85$129,863.47$(202,464.09)$188,749.23
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