Montana's At-Large Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
June 5, 2012
|Candidate Filing Deadline||Primary Election||General Election|
Primary: Montana has a mixed primary: Democrats hold an open primary, meaning any registered voter can vote in the party's primary, while Republicans hold a closed caucus, restricted to party members.
Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by February 11. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6.
- See also: Montana elections, 2012
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|
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General election candidates
Montana's at-large District has been included 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.
Cook Political Report's PVI
In 2012, Cook Political Report released its updated figures on the Partisan Voter Index, which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. Montana's at-large congressional district has a PVI of R+7, which is the 145th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 51-49 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 61-40 percent over John Kerry (D).
|Gillan vs. Daines|
|Poll||Kim Gillan||Steve Daines||Other||Undecided||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
|Public Policy Polling (September 10&11, 2012)||37%||40%||9%||15%||+/-3.8||656|
|Mason-Dixon Polling (September 22, 2012)||38%||46%||2%||14%||+/-4||625|
|Public Policy Polling (October 10, 2012)||34%||43%||10%||12%||+/-3.6||737|
|Pharos Research Group |
(October 26-28, 2012)
|Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States House, Montana General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Denny Rehberg Incumbent||60.4%||217,696|
- Montana Secretary of State "Voter Information," Accessed July 25, 2012
- KAJ 18 "Kim Gillan enters Democratic race for US House," June 22, 2011
- Billings Gazette "Whitefish businesswoman becomes 5th Democrat in U.S. House race," November 3, 2011
- KPAX 8 "Strohmaier announces run for Congress," June 18, 2011
- KRTV 3 "Helena attorney Rob Stutz announces run for US House," August 10, 2011
- KRTV 3 "Wilmer of Bozeman announces U.S. House bid," February 1, 2011
- Billings Gazette "Billings real estate agent joins U.S. House race" March 13, 2012
- Great Falls Tribune "Democrats battling GOP dominance for Montana's House seat" March 13, 2012
- KXLF "Bozeman's Steve Daines comments on switching from Senate to House race," February 4, 2011
- Missoulian "Eric Brosten biography" March 13, 2012
- The Republic "Ex-Marine, Colorado college student files in Montana to run for Congress" March 13, 2012
- Missoulian "Democrat Rankin announces bid for U.S. House nomination" March 13, 2012
- DCCC, "Red to Blue 2012"
- Cook Political Report "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" Accessed October 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"