Skip to comments.Baucus to retire rather than seek re-election in 2014
Posted on 04/23/2013 6:55:13 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) is retiring rather than seek re-election in 2014, according to two senior Democratic strategists familiar with his plans. First elected in 1978, Baucus has been the top Democrat on the powerful committee since 2001. The likely Democratic candidate to succeed him would be former governor Brian Schweitzer, sources said.
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I smell a pick up here!!!
Huge opportunity coming up! :-)
First elected in 78?
Geez! Talk about “needed to retire 35 years ago”
Isn’t Cheney from up around there?
Is it Montana of Wyoming he’s from?
Nice!!! He smelled defeat!
I’ve always wondered why this state has any Democrats in office at all.....then I remember a couple I met in Seattle that were hard corps unionists/Democrats......both were born/raised in Butte Montana.... just never seemed right to me......except as children of the Great Depression.....
Funny, he voted against the gun bill even though he knew he was leaving and wouldn’t have to face the voters of Montana, maybe there is a shred of decency in him...
First elected to the Senate in ‘78. He was a Watergate Baby in the House, elected in 1974 (beating a GOP incumbent).
Need some fresh blood in that spot..CONSERVATIVE Fresh Blood.
Cheney is from Wyoming. His daughter is considering a run against moderate republican Mike Enzi.
OR.. he voted against the gun bill planning on seeking re-election.
Then looked at the poll numbers and realized he STILL was going to lose so he retired.
OR.. maybe he has some decency. Maybe.
I love Cheney’s daughter.
Did Pompeo scare him out?
Unfortunately, this actually complicates us getting this seat. It was expected that ex-Gov. Schweitzer was going to challenge Baucus in the Dem primary, which was going to be ugly. Whomever emerged would be damaged against a GOP opponent. Now with Schweitzer having clear sailing, it will be more difficult, and with no clear cut GOP opponent.
“except as children of the Great Depression.....”
MT more likely californicated much like CO and NV.
Which frees him to vote for the next gun control bill that is coming down the pike.
And like Tom Daschle before him, someday he’ll show up on Capitol Hill in a Rolex and Armani suit to tell his former colleagues that life as an ex-Senator can be very, very good indeed....IF you’re willing to play ball.
How do we uncalifornicate them?
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