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Montana: 2006 Elections
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2006 Elections: Governor, US Senator, Other Statewide Offices, US House, State Senate, State House, Ballot initiatives/Referendums

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State Politics At-A-Glance

Population: (2000 Census) 902,195; (2004 estimate) 926,865
Electoral Votes: 3

:redbox: 2004 Presidential: Kerry (D) 38.6%, Bush (R) 59.1%
:redbox: 2000 Presidential: Gore (D) 33.4%, Bush (R) 58.4%, Nader (I) 6.0%
:redbox: 1996 Presidential: Clinton (D) 41.2%, Dole (R) 44.1%, Perot (I) 13.6%

:bluebox: Governor: Brian Schweitzer (D) Elected: 2004 (Next Election: 2008)
:bluebox: Senior US Senator: Max Baucus (D) Elected: 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002 (Next Election: 2008)
:redbox: Junior US Senator: Conrad Burns (R) Elected: 1988, 1994, 2000 (Next Election: 2006)
:redbox: US House (1 seat): D-0, R-1
:bluebox: State Senate (50 seats): D-27, R-23
:bluebox: State House (100 seats): D-50, R-50 (When the State House is tied, the Governor's party gains nominal control)

Election Information

Primary Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election: May 08, 2006
State/Local Primary Date: June 06, 2006

General Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election: October 10, 2006
General Election Date (all states): November 07, 2006

State Office in charge of Elections
Montana Secretary of State, Brad Johnson
Elections Bureau
PO Box 202801
Helena, MT 59620-2801
Phone: (406) 444-4732 / 1-888-884-VOTE (8683)
Fax: (406) 444-2023

State Democratic Party
Montana Democratic Party
PO Box 802
Helena, MT 59624
Phone: (406) 442-9520
Fax: (406) 442-9534

State Republican Party
Montana Republican Party
PO Box 935
Helena, MT 59624
Phone: (406) 442-6469
Fax: (406) 442-3293

Governor's Race 2006

No Governor's Race in 2006

US Senate Race 2006

Jon Tester (D)
State Senate President and Farmer
Campaign Website:

Conrad Burns (R) Incumbent
US Senator
Campaign Website:

Stan Jones (L)
Business Consultant
Campaign Website:

Other Statewide Races 2006

No Other Statewide Races in 2006

US House of Representatives Races 2006

US House Districts: 1

Key Races: At Large

Candidates, by Congressional District

MT-At Large
Monica Lindeen (D), Campaign Website:
Denny Rehberg (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Mike Fellows (L), Campaign Website:

State Senate Races 2006

State Senate Districts: 50

Seats at stake in 2006: 25, Districts 1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 23, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 35, 39, 40, 42, 44, 48, 49

Key Races: ?

Current State Senate map by party. Each Senate district (pink number) is composed of two House districts (blue numbers). For instance, Senate district 1, is composed of House districts 1 and 2. Blue lines denote district boundaries, dashed lines denote counties:

State House Races 2006

State House Districts: 100

Seats at stake in 2006: 100

Key Races: ?

Current State House map by party. Blue lines denote district boundaries, dashed lines denote counties:

Ballot initiatives/Referendums

:graybox: Constitutional Amendment No. 43 - Change Name of State Auditor to Insurance Commissioner
   The 2005 Legislature submitted this proposal for a vote. It would amend Montana's Constitution
   to change the name of the office of state auditor to the insurance commissioner.
   Full Text

:graybox: Initiative No. 151 - Raise the Minimum Wage
   This measure raises the state minimum wage to the greater of either $6.15 an hour or the federal
   minimum wage. This measure also adds an annual cost-of-living adjustment to the state minimum
   wage. Under existing law, the state minimum wage is equal to the federal minimum wage, which is
   $5.15 an hour with no cost of-living adjustment. This measure does not change the $4.00 an hour
   minimum wage for a business whose annual gross sales are $110,000 or less. This measure would
   take effect January 1, 2007.
   Full Text

:graybox: Initiative No. 153 - Prohibition of Lobbying by Former Government Insiders
   This measure prohibits former state legislators, appointed officials, department directors,
   elected officials and their personal staff, from becoming licensed lobbyists within 24 months
   after departure from state government.
   Full Text


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