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{{bluedot}} <u>'''Democratic Primary'''</u>
:*[[Kim Gillan]]: [[Montana State Senate|state senator]]<ref>[http://www.kaj18.com/news/kim-gillan-enters-democratic-race-for-us-house/ ''KAJ 18'' "Kim Gillan enters Democratic race for US House," June 22, 2011]</ref>
:*[[Diane Smith]]: Businesswoman<ref>[http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/article_b0d89e30-f1cf-5a02-b661-68d6801dad48.html ''Billings Gazette'' "Whitefish businesswoman becomes 5th Democrat in U.S. House race," November 3, 2011]</ref>
:*[[Dave Strohmaier]]: Missoula City Council member<ref>[http://www.kpax.com/news/strohmaier-announces-run-for-congress/ ''KPAX 8'' "Strohmaier announces run for Congress," June 18, 2011]</ref>
:*[[Rob Stutz]]: Attorney<ref>[http://www.krtv.com/news/helena-attorney-rob-stutz-announces-run-for-us-house/ ''KRTV 3'' "Helena attorney Rob Stutz announces run for US House," August 10, 2011]</ref>
:*[[Franke Wilmer]]: [[Montana House of Representatives|state representative]]<ref>[http://www.krtv.com/news/wilmer-of-bozeman-announces-u-s-house-bid/ ''KRTV 3'' "Wilmer of Bozeman announces U.S. House bid," February 1, 2011]</ref>
:*[[Sam Rankin]]: Real Estate Broker<ref>[http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/billings-real-estate-agent-sam-rankin-joins-u-s-house/article_8eae9db6-1ec8-5ba4-a18a-fc7af2ea2d4e.html ''Billings Gazette'' "Billings real estate agent joins U.S. House race" March 13, 2012]</ref>
:*[[Jason Ward]]: Contractor and Farmer<ref>[http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20120305/NEWS01/203050303/Democrats-battling-GOP-dominance-Montana-s-House-seat?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFrontpage%7Cs ''Great Falls Tribune'' "Democrats battling GOP dominance for Montana's House seat" March 13, 2012]</ref>
{{reddot}} <u>'''Republican Primary'''</u>
:*[[Steve Daines]]: Businessman<ref>[http://www.kxlf.com/news/bozeman-s-steve-daines-comments-on-switching-from-senate-to-house-race/ ''KXLF'' "Bozeman's Steve Daines comments on switching from Senate to House race," February 4, 2011]</ref>
:*[[Eric Brosten]]: Engineer and Author<ref>[http://missoulian.com/eric-brosten-biography/article_804bedd8-4e05-11e1-b05f-001871e3ce6c.html ''Missoulian'' "Eric Brosten biography" March 13, 2012]</ref>
:*[[Vincent Melkus]]: Student at Colorado Mesa University<ref>[http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/52d671f9354546daa840b0c730bb6d35/MT--Republicans-Congress/ ''The Republic'' "Ex-Marine, Colorado college student files in Montana to run for Congress" March 13, 2012]</ref>
{{yellowdot}} <u>'''Libertarian candidate'''</u>
:*[[David Kaiser]]<ref>[http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/democrat-rankin-announces-bid-for-u-s-house-nomination/article_147bb458-6980-11e1-84f0-001871e3ce6c.html ''Missoulian'' "Democrat Rankin announces bid for U.S. House nomination" March 13, 2012]</ref>
==District history==
==District history==

Revision as of 19:34, 24 May 2012



Montana's At-Large Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 5, 2012

District historyCandidates

November 6 Election Winner:
Steve Daines Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Denny Rehberg Republican Party
Denny Rehberg.jpg

Montana U.S. House Elections
At-Large District

2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2012 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Montana will take place on November 6, 2012. Voters will elect one candidate to serve in the U.S. House from the state's at-large congressional district.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run is March 12, 2012. The primary elections will be held on June 5, 2012.

The contenders are battling for an open seat, as incumbent Denny Rehberg (R) is challenging current U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D) for his seat in the Senate.

Partisan breakdown

The state of Montana's at-large Congressional district.

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party holds the one Congressional seat from Montana.

Members of the U.S. House from Montana -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 0 0
     Republican Party 1 1
Total 1 1


General election candidates

Democratic Party Kim Gillan
Republican Party Steve DainesGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party David Kaiser

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate

District history


On November 2, 2010, Denny Rehberg was re-elected to the United States House for a sixth term. He defeated Dennis McDonald (D), and Mike Fellows (Libertarian).[12]

United States House, Montana 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