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United States House of Representatives election in Montana, 2008

The 2008 United States House of Representatives election in Montana will take place on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. Voters will select a single representative for the At-large District (map), who will run on a statewide ballot. Incumbent Representative Denny Rehberg is seeking re-election; he was originally elected in 2000 with 52% of the vote. He is currently serving as a member of U.S. House of Representatives and was formerly a Billings area rancher, state legislator (1984–90) and Montana Lieutenant Governor (1991–96).

Match-up summary

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

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

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

Candidates

Results

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


General Election

Results

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

References

  1. ^ http://sos.mt.gov/Elections/archives/2000s/2008/primary/2008_State_Primary.pdf
  2. ^ http://sos.mt.gov/Elections/archives/2000s/2008/primary/2008_State_Primary.pdf
  3. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2008/2008Stat.htm#stateMT

External links

  • 2008 Election Information from the Montana Secretary of State
  • U.S. Congress candidates for Montana at Project Vote Smart
  • Montana U.S. House Races from 2008 Race Tracker
  • Campaign contributions for Montana congressional races from OpenSecrets.org
    • District 01
  • Election 2008 full coverage from The Missoulian
Preceded by
2006 elections
United States House elections in Montana
2008
Succeeded by
2010 elections
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