United States House of Representatives elections in Montana, 2014
November 4, 2014
June 3, 2014
|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: Pending
- See also: Montana elections, 2014
Incumbent: The incumbent heading into the election is Steve Daines (R), who was first elected in 2012.
In the 2012 election Steve Daines secured election by a 10.5% margin of victory. The district has been evaluated as leaning republican, receiving a Partisan Voter Index of from the Cook Political Report. In 2012, the incumbent, Denny Rehberg chose not to run for re-election so that he could compete for the senate seat up for election. As a result Steve Daines and Kim Gillian ran against each for the open seat. The district was listed 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. Steven Daines was able to outspend his opponent, Kim Gillian, spending $2,021,596, which is close to twice the $991,016 she did.
Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the one congressional seat from Montana.
|Members of the U.S. House from Montana -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of April 2014||After the 2014 Election|
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- John Lewis
- John Driscoll
- Elsie Arntzen - State senator
- Matt Rosendale
- Corey Stapleton
- Drew Turiano
- Ryan Zinke
- Mike Fellows
Declined to run
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Daines' reports.
|Steve Daines (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 12, 2013||$15,407.18||$252,869.34||$(77,952.52)||$190,324.00|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$190,324.00||$430,922.42||$(60,392.38)||$560,854.04|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$560,854.04||$642,537.15||$(64,600.10)||$1,138,791.09|
|Year-End Quarterly||December 31, 2013||$1,138,791||$827,134||$(271,846)||$1,897,935|
|U.S. House, Montana, At-Large District General Election, 2012|
|Source: Montana Secretary of State "2012 Election Center"|
|United States House, Montana General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Denny Rehberg Incumbent||60.4%||217,696|
- DCCC, "Red to Blue 2012"
- Open Secrets "2012 Race: Montana District 01" Accessed March 2013
- Washington Post, "Former Baucus state director files paperwork for House race," accessed August 26, 2013
- USA Today, "EMILY's List president not running for Senate," accessed July 31, 2013
- The Hill, "Rehberg eyes bid for former House seat", accessed January 3, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Daines 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 18, 2014
- FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed July 18, 2013
- FEC, "July Quarterly," accessed July 18, 2013
- FEC, "October Quarterly," accessed October 24, 2013
- FEC, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"