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*{{bluedot}} [[John Walsh]], Lt. Governor of Montana<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/john-walsh-montana-democrat-election-97779.html ''Politico'', "Democrat Walsh files for Senate in Montana", accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
 
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*{{bluedot}} [[John Bohlinger]]<ref>[http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/bohlinger-criticizes-baucus-tester-for-early-backing-of-walsh-in/article_0b81fb54-4b39-11e3-9754-0019bb2963f4.html ''Missoulian.com'' "Bohlinger criticizes Baucus, Tester for early backing of Walsh in U.S. Senate race", accessed November 12, 2013]</ref>
  
 
[[Brian Schweitzer]], a former [[Governor of Montana]], was widely expected to make a run in 2014 for the [[United States Senate elections, 2014|U.S. Senate seat]] occupied by retiring Democrat [[Max Baucus]]. However, on July 13, 2013, Schweitzer announced that he would not enter the race.<ref name=politico>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/brian-schweitzer-senate-2014-94111.html ''Politico'', "Brian Schweitzer move aids GOP in battle for Senate", July 13,2013]</ref>
 
[[Brian Schweitzer]], a former [[Governor of Montana]], was widely expected to make a run in 2014 for the [[United States Senate elections, 2014|U.S. Senate seat]] occupied by retiring Democrat [[Max Baucus]]. However, on July 13, 2013, Schweitzer announced that he would not enter the race.<ref name=politico>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/brian-schweitzer-senate-2014-94111.html ''Politico'', "Brian Schweitzer move aids GOP in battle for Senate", July 13,2013]</ref>

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Montana

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Steve Daines Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
John Walsh Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely R[2]


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2014 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Montana will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

Montana is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[3][4][5]

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Max Baucus (D). Baucus was first elected in 1978. In April 2013, Baucus announced he would not seek re-election in 2014. [6] Montana is one of seven open Senate seats heading into the 2014 elections as of July 2013.

Candidates

Democratic

Brian Schweitzer, a former Governor of Montana, was widely expected to make a run in 2014 for the U.S. Senate seat occupied by retiring Democrat Max Baucus. However, on July 13, 2013, Schweitzer announced that he would not enter the race.[9]

Denise Juneau, the Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, announced on August 5, 2013, that she would not be running for Montana's Senate.

Stephanie Schriock, the president of Emily’s List and Monica Lindeen, the Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance also announced they will not be running in 2014.[10]

Other potential Democratic candidates include:

  • Democratic Party John Lewis, former aide to Democratic Senator Max Baucus
  • Democratic Party Brian Morris, state Supreme Court Justice

Republican

Republicans who have been mentioned as possible contenders include:

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Election history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Jon Tester won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Denny Rehberg (R) and Dan Cox (L) in the general election.[12]

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

2008

On November 4, 2008, Max Baucus won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Bob Kelleher (R). [13]

United States 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

See also

External links

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