HELENA — These candidates are running for statewide or state district offices in 2012:
U.S. SENATE: Republican Denny Rehberg and Democrat Jon Tester*.
U.S. HOUSE: Democrats Kim Gillan, Diane Smith, Dave Strohmaier, Rob Stutz and Franke Wilmer; Republican Steve Daines.
GOVERNOR: Democrats Steve Bullock and Larry Jent; Republicans Jeff Essmann, Bob Fanning, Rick Hill, Neil Livingstone, Jim Lynch, Ken Miller, Jim O'Hara, Corey Stapleton and Drew Turiano; Independent Robert Coate, Libertarian Ron Vandevender; Ronald Lassle, undeclared.
ATTORNEY GENERAL: Democrats Pam Bucy and Jesse Laslovich; Republican Jim Shockley.
AUDITOR: Democrat Monica Lindeen*; Republican Derek Skees.
SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION: Democrat Denise Juneau*; Republican Sandy Welch.
SECRETARY OF STATE: Democrat Linda McCulloch*; Republicans Scott Aspenlieder and Brad Johnson.
PSC DISTRICT 2 (southeast Montana): Democrats Lynda Moss and Chuck Tooley; Republican Kirk Bushman
PSC DISTRICT 3 (southwest Montana): Democrat John Vincent*; Republican James Brown.
PSC DISTRICT 4 (northwest Montana): Democrat Gail Gutsche*; Republican Bob Lake.
SUPREME COURT CLERK: Democrat Ed Smith*.
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE No. 5 (nonpartisan): Elizabeth Best and Ed Sheehy.
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE No. 6 (nonpartisan): Brian Morris*
(* = incumbent; ** = not announced yet, but expected to run)