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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.)

(will retire at end of term)

Political Highlights: lieutenant governor, 2013-14; U.S. Senate, 2014-present
Born: Nov. 3, 1960; Butte, Mont.
Residence: Helena
Religion: Christian
Family: Wife, Janet Walsh; two children
Education: Carroll College, attended 1979-84; Regents College (New York), B.S. 1990
Military Service: Mont. National Guard, 1979-2012
Start of Service: Appointed: 2014 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Commodities & Markets; Conservation, Forestry & Natural Resources; Livestock and Dairy); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology & the Internet; Science & Space; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine; Tourism, Competitiveness and Innovation); Rules & Administration; Special Aging

Election History
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: MT-A)
Safe Republican

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(Full Race Ratings Map)


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


Twitter Followers (@senwalshoffice)


Sen. John Walsh has the 73rd most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.

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.