Red wave hits north-central Montana
Republicans, Democrats looking to next elections
Reflecting much of the rest of the state — and the nation — Democrats were swept from the general election Tuesday in the Havre area.
The situation in Hill and Blaine counties may be more startling than some areas — the blue-collar, heavily union region has a tradition as a Democratic stronghold. While Republicans have held offices in this region in the past, the number — and margins — of non-Democratic victories is more than a little unusual, many experienced politicians are saying, and seems to reflect the national trend.