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March 15, 2010

CONTACT INFORMATION: Terri McCoy, 444-2807

Candidate Filing Statistics for 2010
Candidate Filing Ended Monday, March 15 at 5 p.m.

HELENA – Secretary of State Linda McCulloch is pleased to announce the official results for the number of candidates filing for public office in the 2010 election year.

“Candidates showed great enthusiasm throughout the filing period,” McCulloch said. “A record number of candidates filed to run for the legislature, a record number of folks filed on opening day and a record number of candidates filed on closing day. These record turnouts bode well for an exciting election season.”

“I’d like to thank my elections staff for their hard work throughout the candidate filing period,” McCulloch continued. “This is the earliest we’ve ever been able to release the official results!”

Total Candidate Filings: 379 (includes withdrawn filings)
Total Withdrawn Filings: 18
Total Web Filings: 224
Total Paper Filings: 155

Total Legislative Filings: 337 (includes withdrawn filings)
Total Withdrawn Legislative Filings: 17
Total Legislative Web Filings: 200
Total Legislative Paper Filings: 137
*Previous Record: 316 in 2008

Total Non-Legislative Filings: 42 (includes withdrawn filings)
Total Withdrawn Non-Legislative Filings: 1
Total Non-Legislative Web Filings: 24
Total Non-Legislative Paper Filings: 18

Legislative Filing Numbers by Party (excluding withdrawn filings)
Total Democrat Party Filings: 129
Total Republican Party Filings: 175
Total Constitution Party Filings: 6
Total Libertarian Party Filings: 7
Total Independent Filings: 2
Total Green Party Filings: 1

Total Closing Day Filings: 70
Total Legislative Closing Day Filings: 67
Total Non-Legislative Closing Day Filings: 3
*Previous Record: 56 filings in 2004

United States Representative Filings: 8
United States Representative Democrat Filings: 4
United States Representative Republican Filings: 3
United States Libertarian Filings: 1

A complete list of offices and the associated candidate filings can be found on the Secretary of State’s website at https://app.mt.gov/cgi-bin/filing/index.cgi?ACTION=LIST.