The Green Papers: Montana 2008 General Election
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 3 June 2008
General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2002-2010 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
2000 Census:905,316 (0.32% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):668,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):698,260
Capital:Helena
Tuesday 3 June 2008 polling hours 7:00a MDT (1300 UTC) to 8:00p MDT (0200 UTC).
Tuesday 4 November 2008 polling hours 7:00a MST (1400 UTC) to 8:00p MST (0300 UTC).
 

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Montana State and Local Government

Montana 2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats, Republicans, Third Parties


13 January 2009: 2008 STATEWIDE GENERAL CANVASS - NOVEMBER 4th, 2008 - COMPILED BY SECRETARY OF STATE BRAD JOHNSON and WRITE-IN TALLY SHEET - ABSTRACT OF VOTES - 2008 GENERAL ELECTION - PRESIDENTIAL WRITE-IN CANDIDATES


27 September 2008: Synchronized with Montana Secretary of State - Elections and Government Services Division 2008 Candidate Filing List: Non-legislative. 24 October 2008: Synchronized with Declared write-in candidates for the 2008 General Election.


3 June 2008 primary returns from an official source.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 3 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2008
  Elected Republican 242,763 49.51% Senator John Sidney McCain, III
(3 Electoral Votes)
Vice President: Governor Sarah H. Palin

FEC P80002801: $399,826,076
  Candidate Democratic 231,667 47.25% Senator Barack Hussein Obama
Vice President: Senator Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.

FEC P80003338: $778,642,047
  Candidate Constitution 10,638 2.17% Congressman Ronald Ernest "Ron" Paul
Vice President: Michael Peroutka
On 11 September 2008, Congressman Paul sent written notice to the Montana Secretary of State requesting that he not be listed on the ballot as the Constitution Party's nominee. The Secretary of State denied the request on 15 September.

FEC P80000748: $35,121,852
  Candidate Independent 3,686 0.75% Ralph Nader
Vice President: Matt Gonzalez

FEC P20000527: $4,520,160
  Candidate Libertarian 1,355 0.28% former Congressman Bob Barr
Vice President: Wayne Allyn Root

FEC P80005580: $1,405,899
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitution) 143 0.03% Charles Obadiah "Chuck" Baldwin
Vice President: Darrell L. Castle

FEC P80005499: $262,010
  Candidate Write-in; (Green) 23 0.00% former Congressman Cynthia A. McKinney
Vice President: Rosa A. Clemente.
Notes: Cynthia Ann McKinney received 18 votes. Cynthia Ann McKinney and Rosa A. Clemente received 5 votes.

FEC P80004930: $240,360
  Candidate Write-in 12 0.00% RaeDeen Heupel
  Candidate Write-in; (Green) 10 0.00% Rosa A. Clemente
  Candidate Write-in 3 0.00% Santa Claus
  Candidate Write-in; (HeartQuake '08) 1 0.00% Jonathan Edward Allen
FEC P80005119: $95,029
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Amy Lou Wyatt
FEC P80005804: Financial report not available
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Lawson Mitchell Bone
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Jerry Leon Carroll
FEC P00000679: $180
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% James R. Germalic
FEC P80005796: Financial report not available
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Larry Goddard
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Ronald G. "Ron" Hobbs
Vice President: Tom Spruill
  Candidate Write-in; (Boston Tea; Personal Choice) 0 0.00% Charles Jay
  Candidate Write-in; (Green) 0 0.00% Keith Russell Judd
FEC P60003530: $532,837
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% James Edgar Lundeen, Sr.
FEC P80005663: Financial report not available
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Kenneth A. Marcure
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Frank Moore
Vice President: Susan Block
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Lynne Anne Starr
Total 490,302 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 110th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Jon Tester
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 2
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator Max Baucus
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 1978; re-elected: 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 3 June 2008 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Senator Max Baucus
  Elected Democratic 348,289 72.92% Senator Max Baucus
FEC S8MT00010: $8,433,751
  Candidate Republican 129,369 27.08% Bob Kelleher
Previously affiliated with the Green and Democratic Parties.

FEC S6MT00212: Financial report not available
Total 477,658 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 4-term period, All Governors

Chair up for election Democratic Governor Brian Schweitzer
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 2004
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 3 June 2008 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Governor Brian Schweitzer
  Elected Democratic 318,670 65.47% Governor Brian Schweitzer
For Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor John C. Bohlinger
  Candidate Republican 158,268 32.52% state Senator Roy Brown
For Lieutenant Governor: Steve Daines
  Candidate Libertarian 9,796 2.01% Stan Jones
For Lieutenant Governor: Michael Baker
Total 486,734 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008. Elected on a ticket with the Governor.

Seat up for election Democratic Lieutenant Governor John C. Bohlinger
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

110th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 110th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Renominated)

At-Large
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Dennis R. "Denny" Rehberg
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 3 June 2008 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Dennis R. "Denny" Rehberg
  Elected Republican 308,470 64.14% Congressman Dennis R. "Denny" Rehberg
FEC H0MT00033: $1,164,171
  Candidate Democratic 155,930 32.42% John Driscoll
FEC H8MT00051: Financial report not available
  Candidate Libertarian 16,500 3.43% Mike Fellows
FEC H8MT01141: Financial report not available
Total 480,900 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

Seat up for election Republican Secretary of State Brad Johnson
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 3 June 2008 Primary
 Polls: Republican Secretary of State Brad Johnson
  Elected Democratic 233,717 49.32% Public Instruction Superintendent Linda H. McCulloch
  Candidate Republican 228,412 48.20% Secretary of State Brad Johnson
  Candidate Constitution 11,722 2.47% Sieglinde Sharbono
Total 473,851 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Attorney General Mike McGrath
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - At Term Limit. Running for Supreme Court Chief Justice in 2008.
 Polls: Democratic Steve Bullock
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 245,669 52.64% Steve Bullock
  Candidate Republican 220,992 47.36% Tim Fox
Total 466,661 100.00%  

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Auditor John Morrison
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - At term limit.
 Polls: Democratic Monica J. Lindeen
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 246,522 53.50% Monica J. Lindeen
  Candidate Republican 214,241 46.50% Duane Grimes
Total 460,763 100.00%  

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Public Instruction Superintendent Linda H. McCulloch
First elected: 2000; re-elcected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - At term limit. Ran for an won the contest for Secretary of State.
 Polls: Democratic Denise Juneau
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 234,483 51.00% Denise Juneau
  Candidate Republican 201,091 43.73% Elaine Sollie Herman
  Candidate Libertarian 24,236 5.27% Donald J. Eisenmenger
Total 459,810 100.00%  

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 7 incumbents, 8 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 8 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 3 candidates
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Boston Tea: 1 candidate
  Constitution (affiliates): 3 candidates
  HeartQuake '08: 1 candidate
  Personal Choice: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 18 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that the person so listed will actually appear on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


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