Montana Gubernatorial Election 2012

2012 Montana Gubernatorial Election

Montana Governor Election 2012

Montana Gubernatorial Election 2012 Steve Bullock Rick Hill
Nominee Steve Bullock Rick Hill
Party Democratic Republican
Running Mate John Walsh Jon Sonju
Governor Before Election

Brian Schweitzer
Democratic

Elected Governor
Steve Bullock and John E. Walsh

Montana Gubernatorial General Election 2012 Results

Governor/Lieutenant Governor of Montana General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Steve Bullock and John E. Walsh 49.1% 225,418
     Republican Rick Hill and Jon Sonju 47.2% 217,058
     Libertarian Ron Vandevender and Marc Mulcahy 3.7% 17,008
Total Votes 459,484

 

Montana Gubernatorial Election 2012 Candidates List

  • Steve Bullock (D), state Attorney General
    • Running Mate: John Walsh
  • Rick Hill (R), former U.S. Representative
    • Running Mate: Jon Sonju, state Senator
  • Ron Vandevender (Libertarian), businessman
    • Running Mate: Marc Mulcahy

Montana Gubernatorial Election 2012 Polling

Poll Source Date(s)
Administered
Sample
Size
Margin of
Error
Steve
Bullock (D)
Rick
Hill (R)
Other Undecided
Mason-Dixon September 17-19, 2012 625 ± 4.0% 44% 43% 2% 11%
Public Policy Polling September 10-11, 2012 656 ± 3.2% 44% 39% 8% 9%
Public Policy Polling April 26-29, 2012 934 ± 3.2% 39% 39% 21%
Public Policy Polling November 28-30, 2011 1,625 ± 2.4% 38% 39% 23%
Public Policy Polling June 16-19, 2011 819 ± 3.4% 37% 39% 23%
Public Policy Polling November 10-13, 2010 1,176 ± 2.9% 31% 41% 28%

Montana Gubernatorial Election 2012 Key Dates

Deadline Event
Jan. 12 - Mar. 12 Candidate filing period
May 7 Voter registration for primary election
June 4, Noon Requests received for absentee ballot for primary election
June 5 Primary election
Aug. 13 Deadline for candidates to withdrawal general election candidacy
Aug. 23 Secretary of State certifies candidates on ballot
Nov. 5 Requests received for absentee ballot for general election
Nov. 6 General election
Dec. 3 Official results certified

Montana Gubernatorial Election 2012 Race Tracking

2011 Race Rankings - Montana Governor
Race Tracker Race Rating
The Cook Political Report Toss-up
Governing Politics Lean Republican
Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball Leans Republican
Rasmussen Reports Gubernatorial Scorecard No prediction yet
The Rothenberg Political Report Pure Toss-up
Overall Call  

Steve Bullock

Attorney General of Montana
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 5, 2009
Governor Brian Schweitzer
Preceded by Mike McGrath
Personal Details
Born April 11, 1966 (age 46)
Missoula, Montana, U.S.
Political Party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Lisa Bullock
Alma Mater Claremont McKenna College
Columbia University

Rick Hill

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
From Montana's At-large District
In office
1997 – 2001
Preceded by Pat Williams
Succeeded by Dennis Rehberg
Personal Details
Born December 30, 1946 (age 65)
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Political Party Republican

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