Political party strength in Montana

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The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of Montana:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:       Constitution (C),       Democratic (D),       Republican (R), and       a tie or coalition within a group of elected officials.

Year Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor Lieutenant Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Auditor Supt. of Pub. Inst. State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. House
1864 Sidney Edgerton (R)[1] no such office no such office no such office no electoral votes
1865 Thomas Francis Meagher (D)[1][2] Samuel McLean (D)[3]
1866 Green Clay Smith[1]
1867 James M. Cavanaugh (D)[3]
1868 James Tufts (R)[1][2]
1869 James Mitchell Ashley (R)[1]
Wiley Scribner (R)[1][2]
1870 Benjamin F. Potts (R)[1]
1871 William H. Clagett (R)[3]
1872
1873 Martin Maginnis (D)[3]
1874
1875
1876
1877
1878
1879
1880
1881
1882
1883 John Schuyler Crosby (R)[1]
1884 B. Platt Carpenter (R)[1]
1885 Samuel Thomas Hauser (D)[1] Joseph Toole (D)[3]
1886
1887 Preston Hopkins Leslie (D)[1]
1888
1889 Benjamin F. White (R)[1] Thomas H. Carter (R)[4]
1890 Joseph Toole (D) John E. Rickards (R) Louis Rotwitt (R) Wilbur F. Sanders (R) Thomas Charles Power (R)
1891 William W. Dixon (D)
1892 Benjamin Harrison and Whitelaw Reid (R) Red XN
1893 John E. Rickards (R) Alexander Campbell Botkin (R) Vacant[5] Charles S. Hartman (R)
1894
1895 Lee Mantle (R)[6] Thomas H. Carter (R)
1896 Lee Mantle (S) William Jennings Bryan and Arthur Sewall (D) Red XN
1897 Robert Burns Smith (D) Archibald E. Spriggs T.S. Hogan (P)
1898
1899 William A. Clark (D)[7] Albert J. Campbell (D)
1900 Vacant William Jennings Bryan and Adlai E. Stevenson (D) Red XN
1901 Joseph K. Toole (D)[8] Frank G. Higgins George M. Hayes (D) Paris Gibson (D) William A. Clark (D) Caldwell Edwards (P)
1902
1903 Joseph M. Dixon (R)
1904 Theodore Roosevelt and Charles W. Fairbanks (R) Green tickY
1905 Edwin L. Norris (D) Abraham N. Yoder (R)[9] Thomas H. Carter (R)
1906
1907 Joseph M. Dixon (R) Charles N. Pray (R)
1908 Edwin L. Norris (D)[10] Benjamin F. White[2] William Howard Taft and James S. Sherman (R) Green tickY
1909 William R. Allen
1910
1911 Henry L. Myers (D)
1912 Thomas M. Swindlehurst (D) Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall (D) Green tickY
1913 Sam V. Stewart (D) W.W. McDowell Adelbert M. Alderson (D) Thomas J. Walsh (D)[9] 2D
1914
1915
1916
1917 Charles T. Stewart (R)[11] Sam C. Ford (R) 1D, 1R
1918
1919
1920 Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (R) Green tickY
1921 Joseph M. Dixon (R) Nelson Story, Jr. Wellington D. Rankin(R) 2R
1922
1923 Burton K. Wheeler (D) 1D, 1R
1924 Calvin Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes (R) Green tickY
1925 John Edward Erickson (D)[12] W.S. McCormack
1926
1927 Robert N. Hawkins (D)[13]
William Powers[13]
1928 John W. Mountjoy (D) Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Green tickY
1929 Frank A. Hazelbacker William E. Harmon (R)
1930
1931
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner (D) Green tickY
1933 Frank Henry Cooney (D) Sam W. Mitchell (D)[9] John Edward Erickson (D)[6] 2D
Frank Henry Cooney (D)[14][9] Tom Kane[2]
1934 Ernest T. Eaton[2]
1935 Elmer Holt (D)[15] William R. Pilgeram[2] James E. Murray (D)
1936
1937 Roy E. Ayers (D) Hugh R. Adnair
1938
1939 1D, 1R
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Henry A. Wallace (D) Green tickY
1941 Sam C. Ford (R) Ernest T. Eaton John W. Bonner (D)
1942
Howard M. Gullickson
1943 R.V. Bottomly (D) 2D
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman (D) Green tickY
1945 1D, 1R
1946
1947 Zales N. Ecton (R)
1948 Harry S. Truman and Alben W. Barkley (D) Green tickY
1949 John W. Bonner (D) Paul Cannon (D) Arnold Olsen (D)
1950
1951
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (R) Green tickY
1953 J. Hugo Aronson (R) George M. Gosman (R) Michael J. Mansfield (D)
1954
1955
1956 S.C. Arnold (R)[6]
1957 Paul Cannon (D) Frank Murray (D) Forrest H. Anderson (D) 2D
1958
1959
1960 Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr (R) Red XN
1961 Donald Grant Nutter (R)|[9] Tim M. Babcock (R) Lee Metcalf (D)[9] 1D, 1R
1962 Tim M. Babcock (R)[10] David F. James (R)[2]
1963
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D) Green tickY
1965 Ted James (R)
1966
1967
1968 Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) Green tickY
1969 Forrest H. Anderson (D) Thomas Lee Judge (D) Robert I. Woodahl (R) 2D
1970
1971 1D, 1R
1972
1973 Thomas Lee Judge (D) Ted Schwinden (D)
1974
1975 2D
1976 Gerald Ford and Bob Dole (R) Red XN
1977 Mike Greely (D) John Melcher (D) Paul G. Hatfield (D)[6] 1D, 1R
1978
1979 Max Baucus (D)[16]
1980 Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush (R) Green tickY
1981 Ted Schwinden (D) George Turman (D) Jim Waltermire (R)[9]
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988 George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Green tickY
Verner Bertelsen (R)[6]
1989 Stan Stephens (R) Allen Kolstad (R)[17] Mike Cooney (D) Marc Racicot (R) Nancy Keenan (D) Conrad Burns (R)
1990
1991 Denny Rehberg (R)[6]
1992 Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D) Green tickY
1993 Marc Racicot (R) Joseph Mazurek (D) Mark O'Keefe (D) John Patrick Williams (D)
1994
1995
1996 Bob Dole and Jack Kemp (R) Red XN
1997 Judy Martz (R) Rick Hill (R)
1998
1999
2000 George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (R) Green tickY
2001 Judy Martz (R) Karl Ohs (R) Bob Brown (R) Mike McGrath (D) John Morrison (D) Linda McCulloch (D) Denny Rehberg (R)
2002
2003
2004
2005 Brian Schweitzer (D) John Bohlinger (R)[18] Brad Johnson (R) 50D, 50R[19]
2006
2007 26D, 24R 50R, 49D, 1C[20] Jon Tester (D)
2008 John McCain and Sarah Palin (R) Red XN
2009 Linda McCulloch (D) Steve Bullock (D) Monica Lindeen (D) Denise Juneau (D) 27R, 23D 50D, 50R[19]
2010
2011 28R, 22D 68R, 32D
2012 Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (R) Red XN
2013 Steve Bullock (D) John Walsh (D) Timothy C. Fox (R) 29R, 21D 61R, 39D Steve Daines (R)
2014 Angela McLean (D) John Walsh (D)[6]
Year Governor Lieutenant Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Auditor Supt. of Pub. Inst. State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. House Electoral College votes
Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Governor of Montana Territory.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Acting.
  3. ^ a b c d e Delegate from the Montana Territory
  4. ^ Delegate from Montana Territory until November 8, when Carter was elected U.S. Representative upon Montana statehood.
  5. ^ Legislature failed to elect a Senator at the beginning of the 53rd United States Congress.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Initially appointed to fill a vacancy
  7. ^ Resigned May 15, 1900 to avoid claim of election fraud.
  8. ^ Resigned due to declining health.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g Died in office.
  10. ^ a b As lieutenant governor, filled unexpired term, and was later elected in his own right.
  11. ^ Impeached and then resigned.
  12. ^ Resigned so that his successor could appoint him to the United States Senate.
  13. ^ a b Resigned
  14. ^ As lieutenant governor, filled unexpired term.
  15. ^ As president of the state Senate, filled unexpired term.
  16. ^ Resigned February 6, 2014 in anticipation of being appointed United States Ambassador to China
  17. ^ Resigned to take a presidential appointment to the International Boundary Commission
  18. ^ Republican elected on Democratic ticket.
  19. ^ a b Party control granted to governor's party in the event of a tied house of the legislature.
  20. ^ Constitution Party member caucusing with Republicans.

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