Montana Republican caucuses, 2008

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Montana Republican caucuses, 2008
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Nominee Mitt Romney Ron Paul John McCain
Party Republican Republican Republican
Home state Massachusetts Texas Arizona
Popular vote 625 400 358
Percentage 38.34% 24.54% 21.96%

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Election results by county. Dark Red denotes those won by Romney, Yellow denotes counties won by Paul, Red denotes counties won by McCain, Pink denotes those won by Huckabee, and Gray denotes those tied between two or more candidates.

The 2008 Montana Republican caucuses took place on February 5, 2008, with 25 national delegates.[1] The first caucuses were scheduled for midday in Sheridan County and Judith Basin County.

In the fall of 2007, Montana's Republican Party decided to create a caucus for Super Tuesday. They hoped to "boost the state's profile among the campaigns and energize the party." In spite of this change, only one presidential candidate actually visited Montana, Mitt Romney in June 2007. McCain, Romney, Huckabee and Paul each orchestrated last-minute conference calls with voters at caucus sites.[2]

Endorsements[edit]

Former Senator Conrad Burns endorsed McCain. Secretary of State Brad Johnson endorsed Romney. Former Governor Judy Martz endorsed Huckabee.[2]

Results[edit]

100% of precincts reporting[3]
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
Mitt Romney 625 38.34% 25
Ron Paul 400 24.54% 0
John McCain 358 21.96% 0
Mike Huckabee 245 15.03% 0
Alan Keyes 2 0.12% 0
Total 1,630 100% 25

Primary[edit]

Montana held a non-binding Republican primary on June 3, 2008. John McCain won the primary.

100% of precincts reporting
Candidate Votes Percentage
John McCain 72,551 76.18%
Ron Paul 20,452 21.48%
No Preference 1,786 2.93%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Montana Republican Delegation 2008". The Green Papers. Retrieved 2008-01-28. 
  2. ^ a b Gouras, Matt (February 5, 2008). "Montana GOP gathers for first-ever Super Tuesday caucus". Associated Press. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  3. ^ "2008 Presidential Republican Primary Election Results - Montana". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2009-04-07.