Marc Racicot Interview, July 7, 2023


Mark Racicot


Bob Brown



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In this second of two interviews, Marc Racicot discusses his successful campaign running as a Republican for attorney general of Montana. Racicot recalls his plans to run for reelection but instead deciding to run for governor of Montana. His successful election and service as governor are recounted, and how It affected his wife, Theresa, and their five children. Racicot’s describes working with his two lieutenant governors: Denny Rehberg and Judy Martz. Also discussed are Racicot’s reorganization efforts and issues during his two four-year terms as governor. He talks extensively of his friendship with George W. Bush when both were governors and how Bush was convinced by Racicot to run for president. Racicot recalls the presidential campaign and tumultuous election, including the extensive ballot recounts. After the campaign, Racicot describes working for the Bracewell and Patterson law firm in D.C. and simultaneously serving as chairman of the Republican National Committee.


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Document Type

Oral History

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century; Twenty-first century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Bob Brown Oral History Project OH-396, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 396-090

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

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Local Filename

OH_396_090.mp3; OH_396_090.pdf

Marc Racicot Interview, July 7, 2023
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