Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Review Articles: Montana Congressional Seats
By Ballotpedia's Congressional team
Going into the general election, Republicans were expected to win this seat. Polling had begun to show a narrowing gap between Steve Daines (R) and Kim Gillan (D) as the election approached. In the end, Daines won by over 10 percentage points.
Here are the candidates who won election from Montana.
|District||General Election Candidates||Incumbent||2012 Winner||Partisan Switch?|
|At-large|| Kim Gillan
|Denny Rehberg||Steve Daines||No|
|Members of the U.S. House from Montana -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of November 2012||After the 2012 Election|
Margin of victory for winnersThere were a total of 1 seats up for election in 2012 in Montana. The following table shows the margin of victory for each district winner, which is calculated by examining the percentage difference between the top-two vote getters. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100%.
|District||Winner||Margin of Victory||Total Vote||Top Opponent|
|Montana, At-Large, District||Steve Daines||10.5%||479,740||Kim Gillan|
Both chambers of the United States Congress remain split after the November 6, 2012 election. Democrats increased their majority in the U.S. Senate while cutting into the Republicans majority in the U.S. House. Of the 435 candidates who won election to the U.S. House, 85 of them were challengers, which represents 19.5 percent of U.S. House members. Of those 85, 50 are Democratic and 35 are Republican. A total of 27 incumbents were defeated -- 10 Democratic and 17 Republican.
|2012 United States House General Election Results|
|Party||Total Winners||Incumbent Winners||Defeated Incumbents||Incumbent Re-Election Rate**||Non-Incumbent Winners|
|**Note: The incumbent re-election rate is calculated by dividing the total incumbents winners by the total incumbents who appeared on the general election ballot.|
- Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Montana Congressional Seats
- November 6, 2012 election results
- United States Congressional election results, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections in Montana, 2012
- Montana elections, 2012
- National contested primary average during the 2012 U.S. congressional elections