Montana gubernatorial election, 2008
|Elections in Montana|
The 2008 Montana gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 2008 to elect the governor and lieutenant governor of the U.S. state of Montana. Incumbent governor Brian Schweitzer, a Democrat who was elected to his first four-year term in 2004, was elected to a second term with 65.5 per cent of the vote. John Bohlinger, a Republican and the incumbent lieutenant governor, was once again Schweitzer's running mate, and was re-elected to a second term. The Republican nominee was Roy Brown, a member of the Montana Senate. Brown's running mate was businessman, and future U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator, Steve Daines.
- Brian Schweitzer, incumbent Governor, 2000 U.S. Senate nominee and rancher
- William (Bill) Fischer, small businessman involved in the logging industry in Lakeside, Montana
- Don Pogreba, teacher at Helena High School
- Jason Neiffer, Great Falls native, teacher at Capital High School
|Democratic||Brian Schweitzer (inc.)||159,820||91.30|
- Roy Brown, businessman, State Senator, and former Majority Leader of the Montana House of Representatives
- Steve Daines, businessman
- Larry H. Steele, 2007 candidate for Mayor of Great Falls and 2006 candidate for the Montana House of Representatives
- Harold Luce
|Poll source||Dates administered||Brian Schweitzer||Roy Brown||Stan Jones|
|Public Policy Polling||November 2, 2008||62%||36%||–|
|Rasmussen Reports||October 1, 2008||56%||41%||–|
|Rasmussen Reports||July 29, 2008||56%||32%||3%|
|Rasmussen Reports||June 30, 2008||61%||32%||3%|
|Mason Dixon/Lee Newspapers||May 19–21, 2008||55%||30%||–|
|Mason Dixon/Lee Newspapers||December 17–19, 2007||55%||30%||–|
|Democratic||Brian Schweitzer (inc.)||318,670||65.47%||+15.04%|
- "2008 Statewide Primary Canvass - June 3rd, 2008" (PDF). Montana Secretary of State. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
- "2008 Statewide General Canvass - November 4th, 2008" (PDF). Montana Secretary of State. Retrieved July 2, 2014.