For more almost two decades Democrats controlled this Eastern Montana seat, first with former Speaker of the House Gary Matthews and then Rep. Bill McChesney. With McChesney barred from running due to term limits, Republican Ken Holmlund set out to reclaim it for the GOP. Boosted by a robust Independant expenditure campaign from the MRLCC, Read More…
Over the past four election cycles the Montana Republican Legislative Campaign Committee has achieved an unparalleled level of success.
In 2008, while Republicans struggled across the country, the MRLCC recaptured the State Senate and helped Montana become one of only three states in the nation to flip control of a legislative chamber from Democrat to Republican. Building on that success, Republicans captured an historic 68 House seats in 2010 and went on to expand our Senate majority in 2012. While facing an uphill battle against a new Democrat gerrymandered legislative map in 2014, the MRLCC held on to our majorities in the State House and Senate.
Representative Kris Hansen won a hard fought race against incumbent Democrat Senator and former Public Service Commissioner Greg Jergeson. The MRLCC invested heavily in direct mail and radio advertising to help Kris capture this Democrat leaning seat.
In 2012 the MRLCC won 5 of 6 targeted State Senate districts. One of those was SD 24 in the Billings Heights where political newcomer Roger Webb took on former Democrat Rep. Wanda Grinde.With the help of the MRLCC, Roger put this swing seat in the GOP column with just 51.5% of the vote.
In 2012 the MRLCC won 5 of 6 targeted State Senate districts. One of those was SD 27 in Billings where sitting Representative Elsie Arntzen took on incumbent Democrat Sen. Gary Branae. With the support of a robust Independent Expenditure effort from the MRLCC, Elise put this seat in the Republican column by just 189 Read More…
The MRLCC spent heavily on independent expenditures to help Sterling Small pickup this seat on the Norther Cheyene Indian Reservation against Democrat incumbent David Roundstone.
In 2008 Doug Kary took on longtime Billings Democrat incumbent Wanda Grinde, coming up just 200 votes short of unseating her. For the 2010 rematch the MRLCC made a substantial investment on Kary’s behalf, helping propel him to a 400+ vote victory.