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U.S. Senate delegation from Montana

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This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from Montana.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from Montana are:


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
John Walsh
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senator, Montana 2014January 3, 2015November 4, 2014[ Link]Max Baucus (D)
Jon Tester
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Montana 2007January 3, 2019November 2018LinkConrad Burns (R)

Election history


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Class I

Senators in Class I were elected to office in the November 2012 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. [1] Class I terms run from the beginning of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013, to the end of the 115th Congress on January 3, 2019.[1]

2012

U.S. Senate, Montana General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJon Tester Incumbent 48.6% 236,123
     Republican Denny Rehberg 44.9% 218,051
     Libertarian Dan Cox 6.6% 31,892
Total Votes 486,066

2006

On November 9, 2006, Tester was elected to the United States Senate. He defeated the incumbent Conrad Burns (R) and Stan Jones (Libertarian).[2]

United States Senate, Montana General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJon Tester 49.2% 199,845
     Republican Conrad Burns 48.3% 196,283
     Libertarian Stan Jones 2.6% 10,377
Total Votes 406,505

2000

On November 7, 2000, Burns was elected to the United States Senate. He defeated the Brian Schweitzer and Gary Lee.[3]

United States Senate, Montana General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngConrad Burns 50.6% 208,082
     Democratic Brian Schweitzer 47.2% 194,430
     Reform Gary Lee 2.2% 9,089
Total Votes 411,601

Class II

Senators in Class II were elected to office in the November 2008 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election.[4]

Class II terms run from the beginning of the 111th Congress on January 3, 2009, to the end of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2015.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Baucus won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Bob Kelleher (R).[5]

U.S. Senate, Montana General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMax Baucus Incumbent 72.9% 348,289
     Republican Bob Kelleher 27.1% 129,369
Total Votes 477,658

2002

On November 5, 2002, Max Baucus won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Mike Taylor (R), Stan Jones (L) and Bob Kelleher (G) in the general election.[6]

U.S. Senate, Montana General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMax Baucus 62.7% 204,853
     Republican Mike Taylor 31.7% 103,611
     Libertarian Stan Jones 3.2% 10,420
     Green Bob Kelleher 2.3% 7,653
Total Votes 326,537

1996

On November 5, 1996, Max Baucus won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Dennis Rehberg (R), Becky Shaw (T) and Stephen Heaton (T) in the general election.[7]

U.S. Senate, Montana General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMax Baucus 49.6% 201,935
     Republican Dennis Rehberg 44.7% 182,111
     Reform Becky Shaw 4.7% 19,276
     Natural Law Stephen Heaton 1% 4,168
Total Votes 407,490

1990

On November 5, 1996, Max Baucus won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Allen Kolstad (R) and Westley Deitchler (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. Senate, Montana General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMax Baucus 68.1% 217,563
     Republican Allen Kolstad 29.4% 93,836
     Libertarian Westley Deitchler 2.5% 7,937
Total Votes 319,336

1984

On November 6, 1984, Max Baucus won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Chuck Cozzens (R) and Neil Halprin (L) in the general election.[9]

U.S. Senate, Montana General Election, 1984
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMax Baucus 56.9% 215,704
     Republican Chuck Cozzens 40.7% 154,308
     Libertarian Neil Halprin 2.4% 9,143
Total Votes 379,155

1978

On November 7, 1978, Max Baucus won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Larry Williams (R) in the general election.[10]

U.S. Senate, Montana General Election, 1978
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMax Baucus 55.7% 160,353
     Republican Larry Williams 44.3% 127,589
Total Votes 287,942

Historical members

The following individuals were elected to the U.S. Senate from Montana.

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from Montana
Party Total
     Republican 8
     Democratic 14
Total Senators 22
Class 1 Senators from Montana
Senator Years Served Party
Wilbur F. Sanders 1890-1893 Republican
Lee Mantle 1895-1899 Republican
William A. Clark 1899-1900 Democratic
Paris Gibson 1901-1905 Democratic
Thomas H. Carter 1905-1911 Republican
Henry L. Myers 1911-1923 Democratic
Burton K. Wheeler 1923-1947 Democratic
Zales N. Ecton 1947-1953 Republican
Michael J. Mansfield 1953-1977 Democratic
John Melcher 1977-1989 Democratic
Conrad Burns 1989-2007 Republican
Jon Tester 2007-Present Democratic
Class 2 Senators from Montana
Senator Years Served Party
Thomas C. Power 1890-1895 Republican
Thomas H. Carter 1895-1901 Republican
William A. Clark 1901-1907 Democratic
Joseph M. Dixon 1907-1913 Republican
Thomas J. Walsh 1913-1933 Democratic
John E. Erickson 1933-1934 Democratic
James E. Murray 1934-1961 Democratic
Lee W. Metcalf 1961-1978 Democratic
Paul G. Hatfield 1978-1978 Democratic
Max Baucus 1978-2014 Democratic
John Walsh 2014-Present Democratic

See also

References