Archive for the 'Montana 08' Category

Filing Closes in Idaho and Montana

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Within the last few days filing closed in a couple of mountain west states.  Idaho probably featured the most bizarre sequence of events surrounding a filing deadline of any state so far.  Hal Styles, Jr., who has never lived in the state, filed in the Republican primary.  Both Kent Marmon and rancher Rex Rammell quit […]

Rehberg Says No; Burns for Senate

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Rep. Denny Rehberg, the strongest possible Republican candidate to take on Sen. Max Baucus, will not run for Senate.  There’s no way to spin this.  It leaves us with former Montana House Majority Leader Mike Lange, an underdog and a second-tier candidate, to challenge Baucus.  While it is possible that the small number of seats in play could lead to […]

Republican Challenger Emerges in Montana

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

Senator Max Baucus remains a heavy favorite for reelection, but his road to it just got a bit tougher.  On Friday, state Rep. Mike Lange announced that he will challenge Senator Baucus next year.  Lange is not the strongest possible challenger.  Some have still not given up hope that popular US Rep. Denny Rehberg will […]