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Montana's 1st congressional district
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Current Representative Denny Rehberg (R)
Population (2000) 902,165
Median income $33,024
Ethnicity 90.6% White, 0.3% Black, 0.5% Asian, 2.0% Hispanic, 6.2% Native American, 0.6% other
Cook PVI R+7

Montana is currently represented in the US House of Representatives by one at large congressional district. The district is currently the largest congressional district by population with over 900,000 constituents. Since 2001, it has been represented by Republican Denny Rehberg.

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Politics

President George W. Bush won Montana in the 2004 Presidential election with 59.1% of the vote, beating John Kerry by 20 percentage points, which indicates that the district leans Republican. That being said, John McCain won the district by only 2.5% over Barack Obama. However, there is a significant Democratic presence in the state: as of 2007 the Governor's office, the state Senate, and both U.S. Senate seats are controlled by the Democrats, which should make the district competitive if Rehberg were to retire from office.

Early at-large district

From statehood in 1889, until the creation of geographic districts in 1919, Montana was represented in the United States House of Representatives by members elected at-large. From 1913 to 1919, in fact, there were two seats, still elected at-large. In the reapportionment following the 1990 census Montana lost one of its two seats, and its remaining member was again elected at-large.

List of representatives

Congress 1st seat 2nd seat
51st
(1889–1891)
Thomas H. Carter (R)
52nd
(1891–1893)
William W. Dixon (D)
53rd
(1893–1895)
Charles S. Hartman (R)
54th
(1895–1897)
55th
(1897–1899)
56th
(1899–1901)
Albert J. Campbell (D)
57th
(1901–1903)
Caldwell Edwards
(Populist)
58th
(1903–1905)
Joseph M. Dixon (R)
59th
(1905–1907)
60th
(1907–1909)
Charles N. Pray (R)
61st
(1909–1911)
62nd
(1911–1913)
63rd
(1913–1915)
John M. Evans (D) Tom Stout (D)
64th
(1915–1917)
65th
(1917–1919)
Jeannette Rankin (R)
Seat eliminated 1919-1993
103rd
(1993–1995)
Pat Williams (D)
104th
(1995–1997)
105th
(1997–1999)
Rick Hill (R)
106th
(1999–2001)
107th
(2001–2003)
Dennis Rehberg (R)
108th
(2003–2005)
109th
(2005–2007)
110th
(2007–2009)

Recent election results

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998: Montana's At-large district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Rick Hill 175,748 53%
Democratic Dusty Deschamps 147,073 44%
Majority 28,675 9%
Turnout 0%
Republican hold Swing
United States House of Representatives elections, 2000: Montana's At-large district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Denny Rehberg 210,990 52%
Democratic Nancy Keenan 189,701 47%
Majority 21,289 5%
Turnout 400,691
Republican hold Swing
United States House of Representatives elections, 2002: Montana's At-large district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Denny Rehberg 211,714 64% +12%
Democratic Steve Kelly 107,478 33% -14%
Libertarian Mike Fellows 8,995 3%
Majority 104,236 31%
Turnout 328,187
Republican hold Swing
United States House of Representatives elections, 2004: Montana's At-large district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Denny Rehberg 285,170 64%
Democratic Tracy Velazquez 145,299 33%
Libertarian Mike Fellows 12,530 3%
Majority 139,871 31%
Turnout 442,999
Republican hold Swing
United States House of Representatives elections, 2006: Montana's At-large district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Denny Rehberg 238,031 59% -5
Democratic Monica Lindeen 157,499 39% +4
Libertarian Mike Fellows 7,747 2% -1
Majority 80,532 20% -11
Turnout 403,277
Republican hold Swing

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