Democrats’ top candidate to fill the seat of retiring Montana Sen. Max Baucus dropped out Saturday, adding to his party’s challenge to keep control of the chamber next year.
Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer said he doesn’t want to leave his home state for Capitol Hill and felt compelled to consider a run only because many in his party said they needed him.
"I love Montana,” he said.“I want to be here. There are all kinds of people that think I should be in the U.S. Senate. But I never wanted to be in the U.S. Senate. I kicked the tires. I walked to the edge and looked over."
Republicans need to pick up six seats to win back the majority. At the same time they must defend just 14 incumbents compared to 21 for Democrats. Among them are seven won by 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
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