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United States House of Representatives election in Montana, 2014

United States House of Representatives Election in Montana, 2014

November 4, 2014

 
Nominee Ryan Zinke John Lewis
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 203,871 148,690
Percentage 55.38% 40.39%

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

Candidates

Declared

Withdrew

Declined

Polling

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

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

Candidates

Declared

Withdrew

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

Declined

Endorsements

Primary results

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

Candidates

Declared

Independents

Candidates

Withdrawn

General election

Polling

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

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

References

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External links

Official campaign websites
  • John Lewis for Congress
  • Ryan Zinke for Congress
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