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Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.)

  • District: Junior Senator from Montana
  • Residence: Helena
  • Born: November 3, 1960; Butte, Mont.
  • Religion: Christian
  • Family: Wife, Janet Walsh; two children
  • Education: Carroll College, attended 1979-84; Regents College (New York), B.S. 1990 (political science)
  • Military Service: Mont. National Guard 1979-2012
  • Political Highlights: Lieutenant governor, 2013-14; U.S. Senate, 2014-present
  • Elected: Appointed: 2014 (1st term); Appointed to succeed Sen. Max Baucus, D, who resigned to become ambassador to China.
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Commodities & Markets; Conservation, Forestry & Natural Resources; Livestock and Dairy); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology & the Internet; Science & Space; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine; Tourism, Competitiveness and Innovation); Rules & Administration; Special Aging

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State Information: Montana

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 47.25% John McCain: 49.51%
2012 : 41.71% : 55.36%
2004 John Kerry: 39% George W. Bush: 59%
2000 Al Gore: 33% George W. Bush: 58%
1996 Bill Clinton: 41% Robert Dole: 44%
1992 Bill Clinton: 38% George H. W. Bush: 35%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 46% George H. W. Bush: 52%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 38% :

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