in Big Sky Country
Montana's At-Large Congressional District
WINS MONTANA'S OPEN HOUSE SEAT
Republican Dennis Rehberg has defeated Democrat
Nancy Keenan in the race for Montana's open at-large House seat. Rehberg
beat Keenan 51 to 46 percent. Rehberg, a rancher and former lieutenant
governor, will take over from retiring GOP Rep. Rick Hill.
campaign Rehberg tried to tie himself to GOP presidential candidate George
W. Bush, advocating privatization of Social Security and increased military
spending. By contrast, Keenan, an elected state school superintendent,
school vouchers and called for expanding
now be 885,000 Montanans' lone representative in the House. (11/8)
AN OPEN-SEAT CONTEST
unexpectedly close shoot-out, the Democrats hope to capture Montana's
open Congressional seat. (10/26)
At-Large District represents the fourth largest state in the nation
-- from Glacier National Park in the northwest to the eastern grazing
Dennis Rehberg, the
state's former lieutenant governor, hopes to keep this seat in GOP hands.
Keenan, the state school superintendent for public instruction, has
mounted a serious challenge for the Republican-held seat.