Monday, September 01, 2008

Montana Governor Race

Race of the Day

Montana Governor

September 1, 2008
64 Days Until Election Day

Status: Democrat Incumbent
2004 Presidential Result: Red State (West)

Outlook: Safe Democrat

Democrats like to look to Montana as an example of a Republican leaning state in which they have made inroads as they point to the success of first termer Brian Schweitzer, a popular Governor and also a populist favorite of left-wing bloggers.

After having lost a surprisingly competitive Senate race in 2004, Democrat Schweitzer, with the help of a Republican Lt. Governor running mate, was able to win the Governorship. He has remained popular while in office, while not appearing to spend too much time trying to build a national profile, and there is very little reason to believe he will be faced with too tough of a challenge from Republican State Senator Roy Brown.

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2008 Governor races predicted: 3 D, 1 R
Predicted Gubernatorial total thus far: 25 D, 18 R


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