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Secretary of State


Linda McCulloch - D
MT Secretary of State

Brad Johnson - R
Former MT Secretary of State

Roger Roots - L
Libertarian Candidate For Secretary of State
Welch abandons recount effort; Juneau wins education post

Republican Sandy Welch announced Tuesday that she was dropping her effort to recount the votes in the closely fought Superintendent of Public Instruction race, saying she lacked the $115,000 necessary to pay for the recount. A Flathead County judge last Friday has ordered a statewide recount of the Nov. 6 vote that gave Democrat Denise [...]


Campaign Beat: Final Thoughts on Election 2012

On this final edition of “Campaign Beat”, Montana Public Radio’s weekly political analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about who won, who lost, and what happens next.


The smoke has finally – mostly – settled on the 2012 election and the winners and losers are assessing where they go from here. MTPR News Director Sally Mauk sat down with University of Montana political scientists Rob Saldin and Christopher Muste today to sort out some of the drama of the Montana results


Secretary of State Linda McCulloch and State Auditor Monica Lindeen, both Democrats, won re-election today, while Democratic Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau remain locked in a tight race for another four-year term McCulloch won with 52 percent of the vote, while her Republican opponent, Brad Johnson, had 45 percent. The campaign was a rematch of [...]


Democrats held slight leads in statewide races for governor, secretary of state and state auditor as the vote counting in Montana’s election dragged into its second day. The totals show Republican Tim Fox leading in the attorney general’s race and a too-close-call margin in the race for superintendent of public instruction. With votes still to [...]


Montana Statewide Election Results

By on November 6, 2012


Montana Statewide Election Results

Montana Statewide Election Results. Last updated 1:40 p.m. 11/07/12.  Please see the Montana Secretary of State website for the most up to date numbers.


On this edition of “Campaign Beat”, MTPR‘s weekly political analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about the latest poll showing a LOT of tight races, the ongoing brouhaha over American Tradition Partnership, and the new ads that run from the scary – to the odd


Election Day Coverage Roundup

By on November 2, 2012


Election Day Coverage Roundup

Montana Public Media partners have election day covered. See below for schedules and info on TV, radio and web coverage for election day, Tuesday November 6.


Déjà vu: Old rivals battle anew for secretary of state

Call it the rematch, the “do-over” of 2012. Four years have passed since Montana voters spoiled former Secretary of State Brad Johnson’s hopes for a second term. The 2008 race was close; Democrat Linda McCulloch won a three-way contest by about 5,000 votes.


NPR’s Martin Kaste reports on the effects of outside money on Montana’s political races. Outside Political Groups Swamp Montana’s Media Market the Wesleyan Media Project says Montana is seeing by far the biggest ad war of any Senate race in the country – 19,000 ads in just three weeks. Why so many? In part because [...]