MONTANA  ELECTIONS  1912 to 2016
GOVERNOR'S  OFFICE



DEMOCRAT


STEWART
STEWART

ERICKSON
ERICKSON
COONEY/HOLT
AYERS


BONNER




ANDERSON
JUDGE
JUDGE
SCHWINDEN
SCHWINDEN




SCHWEITZER
SCHWEITZER
BULLOCK


REPUBLICAN




DIXON




FORD
FORD

ARONSON
ARONSON
NUTTER/BABCOCK
BABCOCK





STEVENS
RACICOT
RACICOT
MARTZ



TIMELINE

Open Primary  1912

1919

1924



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1954


1965




1985



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2016

8 TIMES CONTROL OF THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE SWITCHED POLITICAL PARTIES

                  5 Times the "Open Primary" Issue Influenced Which Party Won the Election
            
*   2 Times Scandal Led to Party Change
            **  1 Time a Governor Was Denied a Third Term

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