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Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.)


Political Highlights: lieutenant governor, 2013-14; U.S. Senate, 2014-15
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)
End of Service: Jan. 3, 2015
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Commodities, Risk Management & Trade; Conservation, Forestry & Natural Resources; Livestock, Marketing & Agriculture Security); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet; Space, Science & Competitiveness; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Rules & Administration; Special Aging

Election History
Roll Call Vitals


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

Sen. John Walsh has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) 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.