One that caught my eye was HD 100.
“Note: Watch the results for House District 100,” the anonymous writer on the site says, “the ingredients are in play for an upset.”
What ingredients are those?
And does someone know something about this donut-hole-district that I don’t?
You can see on the map how safe it is for whomever occupies it, smack-dab in the middle of the city as it is, taking up the mall property and a piece of many other districts.
Andrea Olsen won the open seat in 2014, running unopposed and taking 3,252 votes.
This year she’s got David “Doc” Moore as an opponent, and what’s interesting is that he ran for HD 92 in 2014 and won it, but this year switched over to HD 100’s race.
This year Montana Republican Party Treasurer Mike Hopkins is the candidate for HD 92, running against Seeley Lake Democrat Addrien Marx.
And is HD 100 really competitive?
For the race I see that Moore has raised $5,500 and has spent about $4,300. He’s got $1,200 left over.
Olsen has raised $2,600 and spent about $2,000, leaving her with just $600 left in the bank.
Perhaps Democrats were so focused on HD 96 that they dropped the ball on HD 100.
Or maybe this speculation is all rubbish and the seat is as safe for Dems as it ever was.
We’ll see in two weeks.
If you have any thoughts, please mention them.
And please – let’s keep Moore’s sexual orientation out of this.
There’s no reason a straight man can’t win that middle-of-Missoula district...right?