Democrats lose top Senate candidate i...

Democrats lose top Senate candidate in Montana

Posted in the Minneapolis Forum


Ankeny, IA

#1 Jul 17, 2013
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.

Read more:

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#2 Jul 17, 2013
Good! I know a number of people in Montana who really don't care for Democrats or Republicans.

“GiveMe Liberty or GiveMe Death”

Since: Jun 13

Land of Liberty

#3 Jul 17, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
Good! I know a number of people in Montana who really don't care for Democrats or Republicans.
It's a libertarian minded state, that's for sure.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Minneapolis Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Liberals caught planning violence for inauguration 1 hr Space ace 23
Wikileaks: dossier "bogus" 1 hr Space ace 19
News Global warming 'undeniable,' scientists say (Jul '10) 3 hr Speaking For daOt... 35,848
Flaming Liberal on ACA healthcare 9 hr Merry Moosmas 1
John Lewis is NOT a civil rights hero! He's a c... 10 hr Zephyrus 3
South Carolina ALS Association Thanks To: Rev. ... 10 hr R Kieth 4
Drop one word....add one word game (Apr '14) 15 hr Chanta53 689

Minneapolis Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Minneapolis Mortgages