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Dennis Donovan

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Wed Mar 4, 2020, 03:54 PM Mar 2020

Steve Bullock Is Poised to Run for Senate in Montana, Officials Say [View all]

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/04/us/politics/steve-bullock-montana-senate.html

After months of insisting he would not challenge the Republican incumbent, Mr. Bullock, the governor and ex-Democratic presidential candidate, has until Monday to file to run in Montana.

By Jonathan Martin
March 4, 2020, 3:39 p.m. ET

Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana is poised to reverse himself and run for the Senate, according to three Democratic officials, a decision that would hand the party a coveted recruit who could help reclaim a majority in the chamber.

After months of insisting he would not challenge Senator Steve Daines, Mr. Bullock, who ran for president last year, has told Democrats in the last week he is now inclined to run in what would immediately become one of the marquee Senate races of 2020. Mr. Bullock has only a few days to finalize his decision: the filing deadline to run in Montana is Monday.

In an email on Tuesday, Mr. Bullock, 53, declined to say whether he would run. The Democratic officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

Senate Democrats are chiefly on the offensive this year, and have high hopes to defeat incumbent Republicans in Arizona, Colorado, Maine and North Carolina, where on Tuesday their preferred candidate captured the nomination. But with Republicans holding a 53-seat majority, and favored to defeat Senator Doug Jones of Alabama, it has not been clear which state could offer Democrats the fifth seat they would need to win a clear majority.

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Great news!! We *need* the Senate!
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+1 it certainly is great news Jarqui Mar 2020 #1
Awesome news! Docreed2003 Mar 2020 #2
Can't wait to see that Blue Wave crash over Merd-e-Loado! Dennis Donovan Mar 2020 #5
Now this is a time for Hawaii Hiker Mar 2020 #3
could help a blue tide in Montana! rurallib Mar 2020 #4
Kickkickkick & RRR!! Leghorn21 Mar 2020 #6
Made my day Dennis Donovan Mar 2020 #8
Yessss, and this guy looks like a bigly winner!! Leghorn21 Mar 2020 #9
I like Bullock! superpatriotman Mar 2020 #7
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