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 Adam Hertz defeated the incumbent Democrat Andrew Person with 52% of the vote. This race was targeted by the MRLCC with significant time and resources in a district where Republicans have trailed Democrats by a significant margin for more than a decade.
Senate District was one of Montana’s most hotly contested legislative races in 2016, and with the support of the MRLCC, Terry beat Democrat Hal Jacobson by more than 5 points for this open Senate seat. The 2016 race was the first election since redistricting in 2013 added more rural areas to the district, formerly centered … Continue reading 2016 – Senate District 40, Terry Gauthier →
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, … Continue reading 2014 – House District 38, Ken Holmlund →
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 … Continue reading 2012 – Senate District 27, Elsie Arntzen →