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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.)

Political Highlights: Mont. House, 1973-75; U.S. House of Representatives, 1975-78; U.S. Senate, 1978-2014
Born: Dec. 11, 1941; Helena, Mont.
Residence: Helena
Religion: Protestant
Family: Wife, Melodee Hanes; one child
Education: Stanford U., A.B. 1964; Stanford U., LL.B. 1967
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1978 (6th term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Commodities, Risk Management & Trade; Conservation, Forestry & Natural Resources; Livestock, Marketing & Agriculture Security); Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety; Oversight; Superfund, Waste Management & Regulatory Oversight; Transportation & Infrastructure - Chairman); Finance (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure; Fiscal Responsibility & Economic Growth; Taxation & IRS Oversight); Joint Taxation

Election History
2008generalMax Baucus (D) 348,28972.9
Bob Kelleher (R) 129,36927.1
2002generalMax Baucus (D) 204,85362.7
Mike Taylor (R) 103,61131.7
Stan Jones (LIBERT) 10,4203.2
Bob Kelleher (GR) 7,6532.3
1996generalMax Baucus (D) 201,93549.6
Denny Rehberg (R) 182,11144.7
Becky Shaw (REF) 19,2764.7
Stephen Heaton (NL) 4,1681.0
1990generalMax Baucus (D) 217,56368.0
Allen Kolstad (R) 93,83629.0
1984generalMax Baucus (D) 215,70457.0
Chuck Cozzens (R) 154,30841.0
1978generalMax Baucus (D) 160,35356.0
Larry Williams (R) 127,58944.0
1976generalMax Baucus (D) 111,48766.0
1974generalMax Baucus (D) 74,30455.0
Roll Call Vitals


Montana is 40th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.