Former Gov. Brian Schweitzer Won’t Rule Out Run In Montana Senate Race

Following the news that Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) will not seek re-election next year, former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) acknowledged Tuesday that he’s considering a run in the now-open U.S. Senate race.

“I’m the kind of guy that when I see a broke-down pickup I’ll get out with my tools and try to fix it, and I can tell you looking at Washington, D.C. from Montana, there is no bigger broke-down pickup than the Senate in Washington, D.C.,” Schweitzer told The Hill.

At the moment, he said that he’s currently “focused like a laser” on the Stillwater Mine, a Montana-based project in which he’s been involved.

“I’m not ruling anything out, or anything in, but I can tell you right now I’m focused like a laser … I’m focused on the mine, on climbing that mountain,” Schweitzer said, as quoted by The Hill.

 

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