Retiring Chief Justice Karla Gray’s seat was up for grabs in the 2008 Montana Supreme Court election. Attorney General Mike McGrath and lawyer Ron Waterman challenged each other for the open seat. All ads run during the campaign were funded by Friends of Mike McGrath, and all advertisements were positive in tone. Patricia O’Brien Cotter’s seat was also up for reelection, but she ran unopposed. McGrath won the election and will now serve an eight-year term as chief justice.
October 5, 2008 – McGrath Bill Slaughter
In this ad, Bill Slaughter endorses Attorney General Mike McGrath for chief justice.
October 6, 2008 – McGrath Pam Bucy
Pam Bucy endorses Attorney General Mike McGrath for chief justice in this ad.
October 6, 2008 – McGrath Mike Menahan
In this as, Mike Menahan endorses Attorney General Mike McGrath for Chief Justice.