But in the governor's race, Republican incumbent Marc Racicot appears to be a shoo-in, despite signing the controversial water quality laws. Racicot faces Democrat Chet Blaylock, who supports a ballot initiative limiting the amount of pollution mining companies can pour into the state's water.
"It's our eternal frustration," says Sargeson. "Racicot is seen as a moderate, but he's really not if you look at the stances he takes."
On the ballot: U.S. SENATE: Max Baucus (D-incumb.) vs. Dennis Rehberg (R). U.S. HOUSE: Rick Hill (R) vs. Bill Yellowtail (D). GOVERNOR: Marc Racicot (R-incumb.) vs. Chet Blaylock (D).