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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.)

Political Highlights: Republican nominee for lieutenant governor, 2008; U.S. Senate, 2015-present; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-15
Born: Aug. 20, 1962; Van Nuys, Calif.
Residence: Bozeman
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Cindy Daines; four children
Education: Montana State U., B.S. 1984
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2014 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Defense; Interior-Environment; State-Foreign Operations; Transportation-HUD); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance & Data Security; Space, Science & Competitiveness; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; Public Lands, Forests and Mining; Water & Power); Indian Affairs

Election History
2014generalSteve Daines (R) 213,70957.8
Amanda Curtis (D) 148,18440.1
Roger Roots (LIBERT) 7,9332.1
2012generalSteve Daines (R) 255,46853.3
Kim Gillan (D) 204,93942.7
David Kaiser (LIBERT) 19,3334.0
Roll Call Vitals


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


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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.