United States House of Representatives election in Montana, 2008

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The 2008 United States House of Representatives election in Montana took place on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. Voters selected a single representative for the At-large District (map), who ran on a statewide ballot. Incumbent Representative Denny Rehberg sought re-election; he was originally elected in 2000 with 52% of the vote. He was formerly a Billings area rancher, state legislator (1984–90) and Montana Lieutenant Governor (1991–96).

Match-up summary[edit]

District Incumbent 2008 Status Democratic Republican Libertarian
At-large Denny Rehberg Re-election John Driscoll Denny Rehberg Mike Fellows

Democratic primary[edit]



Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Driscoll 70,176 49.23
Democratic Jim Hunt 59,768 41.93
Democratic Robert Candee 12,598 8.84
Total votes 142,542 100.00

Republican primary[edit]



Republican Party primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Max Rehberg (inc.) 90,492 100.00
Total votes 90,492 100.00

General Election[edit]


Montana At-large congressional district election, 2008[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Denny Rehberg (inc.) 308,470 64.14
Democratic John Driscoll 155,930 32.42
Libertarian Mike Fellows 16,500 3.43
Total votes 480,900 100.00
Republican hold


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Preceded by
2006 elections
United States House elections in Montana
Succeeded by
2010 elections