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Brian Schweitzer move aids
GOP in battle for Senate

Politico, by Manu Raju

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 7/13/2013 3:45:26 PM

Former Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s surprise announcement Saturday that he won’t run for Senate in Montana imperils Democrats’ chances of holding the seat and could further narrow an ever-shrinking 2014 Senate map. Already, Republicans are favored to win two seats left vacant by Democratic retirements — in West Virginia and South Dakota — and the Schweitzer move will make it much easier for the GOP to win in Montana. That means the battle for the majority will likely be fought in a handful of red states with Democratic incumbents, including North Carolina, Arkansas and Alaska.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/13/2013 3:48:41 PM     (No. 9422064)

Okay, now, get cracking and find someone good--not an Akin, Angle, O´Donnell, or Mourdock clone, please.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: plumnellie, 7/13/2013 3:51:03 PM     (No. 9422066)

Or McCain, Graham, Rubio, Snowe...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Emerson, 7/13/2013 3:58:16 PM     (No. 9422072)

Schweitzer was such a dolt. An Odolt. Good riddance.

Let´s roll!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/13/2013 4:18:09 PM     (No. 9422085)

....and DON`T answer questions about abortion!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/13/2013 4:26:31 PM     (No. 9422092)

FTA: potential Democratic candidates include Denise Juneau, Montana’s state public schools superintendent; Stephanie Schriock, the president of Emily’s List; and Monica Lindeen, Montana insurance commissioner.

None sound too formidable, but how many times has the GOP snatched defeat from the jaws of victory?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: horacer, 7/13/2013 6:16:15 PM     (No. 9422194)

Looks like there´s a move to induce Marc Racicot, ex-governor, to run. He´s also a former RNC chair. He was the chair during the 2002 midterm elections. He´s a friend of Bush, and was considered W´s first choice for Attorney General.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: plumnellie, 7/13/2013 7:39:01 PM     (No. 9422270)

A Bushie? No thanks/

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tearza, 7/13/2013 10:08:47 PM     (No. 9422399)

I don´t think he is that popular as people think. I live in Montana and they have been sending out feelers for the last 3 Months to join the schweitizer move to run for the senate....

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