The Green Papers: Montana 2014 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 3 June 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Monday 10 March 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 27 May 2014 - Filing Deadline - Petitions for Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 3 June 2014 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a MDT (1300 UTC) to 8:00p MDT (0200 UTC). A polling place with less than 400 registered voters must be open at least from noon to 8 p.m. or until all registered electors have voted.
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a MST (1400 UTC) to 8:00p MST (0300 UTC). A polling place with less than 400 registered voters must be open at least from noon to 8 p.m. or until all registered electors have voted.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:994,416 (0.32% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
Capital:Helena
 

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Montana State and Local Government

Montana 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Montana Secretary of State: 3 June 2014 Primary Candidate Filing and 4 November General Election Candidates


3 June 2014 Primary certified returns from the Montana Secretary of State.

4 November 2014 General Election certified returns as of 1 December 2014 from the Montana Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator R. Jon "Jon" Tester
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator R. Jon "Jon" Tester
FEC S6MT00162

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Senator John E. Walsh
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat -
7 August 2014: Withdrew as a candidate following a plagiarism scandal. "The 2007 research paper from my time at the U.S. Army War College has become a distraction ... I am ending my campaign...." Senator Walsh was renominated by Primary on 3 June 2014 and will serve out the remainder of his term which ends in January 2015. The Democratic Party chose state Representative Amanda Curtis as the replacement nominee at a Special Nominating Convention on Saturday 16 August.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 213,709 57.79% Congressman Steven "Steve" Daines
FEC S2MT00096; 24 Nov 14; Tot $7,496,151; Dsb $6,469,215
  Candidate Democratic 148,184 40.07% state Representative Amanda Curtis
The Democratic Party chose state Representative Amanda Curtis as the replacement nominee at a Special Nominating Convention on Saturday 16 August.

FEC S4MT00159; 24 Nov 14; Tot $977,379; Dsb $936,421
  Candidate Libertarian 7,933 2.15% Roger Roots
FEC S4MT00142
  Candidate Independent     Samuel David "Sam" Rankin
FEC S6MT00113; 30 Jun 14; Tot $14,922; Dsb $14,815
Total 369,826 100.00%  
  
Senator Max Sieben Baucus (Democratic) who was first elected in 1978 and re-elected in 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008 resigned on 7 February 2014 after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Ambassador to China on 6 February 2014.
23 April 2013: Senator Baucus announces that he will retire at the end of his term.
18 December 2013: Reports indicate Senator Baucus will be nominated as Ambassador to China.
20 December 2013: President Obama officially nominates Senator Baucus as U.S. Ambassador To China.
6 February 2014: Senator Baucus is confirmed by the U.S. Senate 96-0 as Ambassador to China.
6 February 2014: Senator Baucus resigns.
7 February 2014: Montana Governor Steve Bullock (Democratic) appoints Lieutenant Governor Walsh to the Class 2 Senate seat.
11 February 2014: Senator John E. Walsh is sworn in.

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 4-term period, All Governors

  Democratic Governor Steve Bullock
First elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Elected on a ticket with the Governor.

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Angela McLean
Appointed: 10 February 2014 (re: appointment of John Walsh (Democratic) to the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 3 October 2013: Lieutenant Governor Walsh, who was first elected in 2012, announces he will run for the Senate Class 2 Seat in 2014.
7 February 2014: Senator Max Sieben Baucus (Democratic) resigns from his Montana Class 2 Senate seat following his confirmation as Ambassador to China on 6 February 2014.
7 February 2014: Governor Steve Bullock (Democratic) appoints Lieutenant Governor Walsh to the Class 2 Senate seat.
10 February 2014: Governor Steve Bullock (Democratic) appoints Angela McLean as Lieutenant Governor.

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Open)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
At-Large
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Steven "Steve" Daines
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 5 November 2013: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2014.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 203,871 55.41% former state Senator Ryan K. Zinke
FEC H4MT01041; 24 Nov 14; Tot $4,524,345; Dsb $4,429,105
  Candidate Democratic 148,690 40.41% John Lewis
FEC H4MT00068; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,721,572; Dsb $1,680,875
  Candidate Libertarian 15,402 4.19% Mike Fellows
FEC H8MT01141
Total 367,963 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Secretary of State Linda H. McCulloch
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Republican Attorney General Tim Fox
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General Tim Fox

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Auditor Monica J. Lindeen
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Public Instruction Superintendent Denise Juneau
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 

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, 3 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 3 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
 
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 a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Montana Secretary of State
  Montana Secretary of State Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Montana House of Representatives
  Montana Legislature
  Montana Senate
Democratic
  Montana Democratic Party
Republican
  Montana Republican Party
Third Party
  Montana Libertarian Party
  Montana Libertarian Party - Facebook
Media & others
  Bigfork Eagle
  Billings Gazette
  DMOZ - Montana
  Great Falls Tribune
  Havre Daily News
  KECI TV Missoula; KTVM TV Bozeman, Butte; KCFW TV Kalispell - NBC
  KPAX TV - CBS - Missoula
  KRTV TV - CBS - Great Falls
  KUFM - Montana Public Radio - Missoula
  KURL TV - NBC - Billings
  KXLF TV - CBS - Butte
  Laurel Outlook (Weekly)
  Make it Missoula
  Missoula Independent (Weekly)
  Missoulian News Online - Western Montana
  Northern Broadcasting System
  Politics1.com - Montana
  Ravalli Republic - Hamilton
  The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
  The Daily Inter Lake - Kalispell
  The Independent Record - Helena
  The Leader Advertiser - Polson
  The Montana Standard - Butte
  The Whitefish Pilot
  Tobacco Valley News

 


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  Close Contests Summary - Decision by 2% or less  
  Contests Where No Candidate Received a Majority  
 
  Some key races to watch coming out of the USA Elections of Tuesday 4 November 2014  
 
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  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2012  
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History
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  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History  
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