Montana Is A Red State That Could Turn Blue08:17
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A view overlooking Helena, Montana, the state's capital. (RTC/Wikimedia Commons)
A view overlooking Helena, Montana, the state's capital. (RTC/Wikimedia Commons)

Montana doesn't usually get a lot of attention from the candidates running for president. It's a red state, but it does shows some signs of turning blue.

President Obama nearly won Montana in 2008, and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson could steal away a significant amount of votes from Donald Trump in 2016, helping Hillary Clinton.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks about the state's role in this year's election with political scientist David Parker.

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David Parker, associate professor of political scientist at Montana State University. He tweets @dparkermontana.

This segment aired on August 23, 2016.

Jeremy Hobson Twitter Co-Host, Here & Now
Before coming to WBUR to co-host Here & Now, Jeremy Hobson hosted the Marketplace Morning Report, a daily business news program with an audience of more than six million.

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