United States Senate election in Montana, 2014

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United States Senate election in Montana, 2014
Montana
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November 4, 2014
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  John Walsh, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg

Steve Daines, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg

Nominee John Walsh Steve Daines
Party Democratic Republican

U.S. Senator before election

John Walsh
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

TBD

The 2014 United States Senate election in Montana will take place on November 4, 2014, to elect a member of the United States Senate from Montana. Democratic Senator John Walsh, who was appointed on February 7, 2014, to fill out the unexpired term of Max Baucus, is running for election to a first full term in office. Baucus, who had previously announced he would retire and not seek a seventh term in office, resigned from the Senate in order to accept an appointment as United States Ambassador to China. Walsh, the Lieutenant Governor of Montana, who was already running for Baucus' seat when Baucus was named to the ambassadorship, was appointed to replace Baucus by Governor Steve Bullock.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
John
Walsh
Dirk
Adams
John
Bohlinger
Other Undecided
Harper Polling January 20–22, 2014 519 ± 4.3% 23% 2% 23% 52%
Public Policy Polling November 15–17, 2013 381 ± 5% 39% 3% 31% 27%

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Walsh 48,665 64.04%
Democratic John Bohlinger 17,187 22.62%
Democratic Dirk Adams 10,139 13.34%
Totals 75,991 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Steve
Daines
Champ
Edmunds
Undecided
Public Policy Polling November 15–17, 2013 469 ± 4.5% 66% 7% 27%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Daines 110,565 83.37%
Republican Susan Cundiff 11,909 8.98%
Republican Champ Edmunds 10,151 7.65%
Totals 132,625 100%

Libertarian nomination[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Independents[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declined[edit]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
John
Walsh (D)
Steve
Daines (R)
Other Undecided
Gravis Marketing July 24, 2014 781 ± 3.5% 38% 45% 9%[51] 8%
CBS News/New York Times July 5–24, 2014 838 ± 3.6% 39% 55% 2% 4%
Gravis Marketing July 20–22, 2014 741 ± 4% 41% 45% 6%[52] 7%
Public Policy Polling July 17–18, 2014 574 ± 4.1% 39% 46% 15%
Rasmussen Reports June 9–10, 2014 750 ± 4% 35% 53% 3% 9%
Magellan Strategies June 4–5, 2014 761 ± 3.57% 39% 55% 6%
Vox Populi Polling May 21–22, 2014 806 ± 3.5% 33% 56% 11%
Hickman Analytics April 24–30, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 37% 49% 14%
Harper Polling April 7–8, 2014 604 ± 4.3% 35% 42% 23%
Magellan Strategies April 1–2, 2014 2,490 ± 1.96% 36% 49% 9%[53] 6%
Rasmussen Reports March 17–18, 2014 750 ± 4% 37% 51% 4% 9%
Harper Polling January 20–22, 2014 519 ± 4.3% 29% 43% 28%
Public Policy Polling November 15–17, 2013 952 ± 3.2% 35% 52% 13%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Camia, Catalina (February 7, 2014). "Montana gov taps John Walsh to replace Baucus in Senate". USA Today. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ Dennison, Mike (August 14, 2013). "Wilsall rancher/political unknown says he’s running as Democrat for Baucus’ Senate seat". Billings Gazette. 
  3. ^ a b c "Former Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger says he's running for U.S. Senate". helenair.com. November 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bohlinger says he will probably drop out of U.S. Senate race". Missoulian. February 7, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ Dennison, Mike (March 8, 2014). "Bohlinger stays in US Senate race". Independent Record. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
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  44. ^ "Rehberg will not run in 2014". MTN News. 13 January 2014. 
  45. ^ Johnson, Charles S. (October 3, 2013). "Larry Williams running for Senate — unless Daines does". Billings Gazette. Retrieved October 7, 2013. 
  46. ^ Lutey, Tom (October 21, 2013). "Whitefish's Zinke announces GOP candidacy for U.S. House". Missoulian. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
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  49. ^ "Rick Santorum and Patriot Voices PAC Announce Endorsements in Four Key U.S. Senate Races". Patriot Voices. April 22, 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  50. ^ Dennison, Mike (February 10, 2014). "Billings real estate broker seeks spot on ballot for Montana's U.S. Senate seat". Missoulian. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  51. ^ Roger Roots (L)
  52. ^ Roger Roots (L)
  53. ^ Roger Roots (L) 4%, Other 5%

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