Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) on Thursday said he would not seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat representing Montana.
I respectfully decline to seek the Senate nomination. Many thanks to John Walsh & I’ll support whoever the next nominee turns out to be.
— Brian Schweitzer (@brianschweitzer) August 7, 2014
Sen. John Walsh (D-MT) announced on Thursday that he would drop out of the Senate race.
Walsh made the decision following a New York Times report that said the Senator plagiarized large portions of his master’s thesis.
The Montana Democratic Party has until Aug. 20 to choose a new Democratic nominee to run for the seat.