United States House of Representatives election in Montana, 2014

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
United States House of Representatives Election in Montana, 2014

← 2012 November 4, 2014 2016 →

  Ryan Zinke official congressional photo (crop).jpg No image.svg
Nominee Ryan Zinke John Lewis
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 203,871 148,690
Percentage 55.4% 40.4%

U.S. Representative before election

Steve Daines
Republican

Elected U.S. Representative

Ryan Zinke
Republican

Montana's at-large congressional district

The 2014 congressional election in Montana was held on November 4, 2014, to determine who will represent the state of Montana in the United States House of Representatives. Montana has one at-large seat in the House, apportioned according to the 2010 United States Census.

Incumbent Republican Congressman Steve Daines was first elected in 2012. Instead of running for re-election, he successfully ran for the U.S. Senate election in 2014.[1] Representatives are elected for two-year terms; the elected will serve in the 114th United States Congress from January 3, 2015 until January 3, 2017.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Declined[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Brad
Johnson
Matthew
Rosendale
Corey
Stapleton
Ryan
Zinke
Other Undecided
PPP November 15–17, 2013 469 ±4.5% 20% 9% 32% 9% 31%

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ryan Zinke 43,766 33.25
Republican Corey Stapleton 38,591 29.32
Republican Matthew Rosendale 37,965 28.84
Republican Elsie Arntzen 9,011 6.85
Republican Drew Turiano 2,290 1.74
Total votes 131,623 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Melinda Gopher, writer and candidate for the seat in 2010[15]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

John Lewis

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Lewis 42,588 59.84
Democratic John Driscoll 28,580 40.16
Total votes 71,168 100

Libertarian nomination[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Independents[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ryan
Zinke (R)
John
Lewis (D)
Other Undecided
Gravis Marketing October 23–24, 2014 604 ± 4% 53% 41% 6%
The MSU-Billings Poll October 6–11, 2014 410 ± 5% 39.8% 32.9% 2.2%[30] 25.1%
Gravis Marketing September 29–30, 2014 535 ± 4% 51% 41% 8%
Vox Populi Polling August 3–4, 2014 798 ± 3.5% 44% 37% 19%
Gravis Marketing July 20–22, 2014 741 ± 4% 47% 35% 6%[30] 11%
Public Policy Polling November 15–17, 2013 952 ± 3.2% 37% 32% 30%

Results[edit]

Montana's At-large congressional district election, 2014[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ryan Zinke 203,871 55.38
Democratic John Lewis 148,690 40.39
Libertarian Mike Fellows 15,402 4.18
Total votes 367,963 100.00
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raju, Manu (November 5, 2013). "Steve Daines to announce Senate bid". POLITICO. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Conservative state senator to run for U.S. House". Great Falls Tribune. January 25, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ Johnson, Charles S. (October 15, 2013). "Rosendale launches House race". Independent Record. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ Trygstad, Kyle (September 3, 2013). "Montana Senate Field Now Cleared for Daines #MTSEN". Roll Call. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ Johnson, Charles S. (November 22, 2013). "Helena man becomes 5th Republican in U.S. House". Missoulian. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ Lutey, Tom (October 21, 2013). "Whitefish's Zinke announces GOP candidacy for U.S. House". Missoulian. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Former GOP Secretary of State Brad Johnson to run for PSC". Helenair. January 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Steve Daines Announces 2014 Senate Run". Huffington Post. 6 November 2013. 
  9. ^ Catlett, Ron (December 4, 2013). "Champ Edmunds Will Challenge Daines in Montana GOP Senate Primary". Mediatrackers. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Rehberg will not run in 2014". MTN News. 13 January 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Formerly 'all in' House candidate now won't run". Billings Gazette. 3 October 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "2014 Statewide Montana Primary Election Canvas" (PDF). Montana Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 28, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  13. ^ Johnson, Charles S. (March 7, 2014). "Former Democratic lawmaker John Driscoll to run for U.S. House". Billings Gazette. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Democrat John Lewis files to run for state's U.S. House seat". The Missoulian. 26 August 2013. 
  15. ^ "Pat Williams challenges trio of Senate candidates". KAJ18.com. 18 December 2013. 
  16. ^ a b c "Speculation: Democrats For U.S. House". Montana Street Fighter. May 26, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  17. ^ "U.S. House race hinges on Daines' decision". Ravalli Republic. 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  18. ^ "Missoula Mayor Engen ready for next term". KPAX.com. 2013-11-06. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  19. ^ "Race For U.S. House In MT Could Be Worth Watching". Montana Street Fighter. July 22, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  20. ^ Rulon Herman, Malia (December 4, 2013). "Former Montana legislator Gillan named HHS regional head". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Juneau latest Montana Dem to reject US Senate run". Missoulian. 2013-08-05. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  22. ^ "Democrat Lindeen says no to run for U.S. Senate seat". The Missoulian. July 16, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Growing number of Montana Democrats consider U.S. Senate run". missoulian.com. July 15, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh (D) to run for Senate". The Washington Post. 3 October 2013. 
  25. ^ a b c Trygstad, Kyle (13 August 2013). "Ex-Congressman Says No to Montana Senate Bid". Roll Call. 
  26. ^ "After spending the past several weeks speaking..." Facebook. September 9, 2013. 
  27. ^ a b c "Top Montana Democrats endorse Lewis for U.S. House". Great Falls Tribune. December 4, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  28. ^ Johnson, Charles S. (March 10, 2014). "Missoula's Edmunds, Cundiff file for U.S. Senate race; Fellows runs for House". Missoulian. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  29. ^ "White Wolf dropping out of House race". Montana Wacko Birds. 2014-01-10. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  30. ^ a b Mike Fellows (L)
  31. ^ "Montana Secretary of State 2014 General Election". Montana Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. Archived from the original on October 21, 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites