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Walsh drops out of U.S. Senate race (Montana)
Billings Gazette ^ | 8/7/14 | Charles S. Johnson

Posted on 08/07/2014 1:16:00 PM PDT by jalisco555

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh said Thursday he is pulling out of the Senate race because his campaign was distracted by the controversy over allegations that he plagiarized a U.S. Army War College research paper.

Walsh, a Democrat, said he decided to drop out of the race. He had canceled campaign events this week as he and his family discussed what he would do.

The New York Times reported July 23 that Walsh had plagiarized large portions of the research paper in 2007.

Walsh will serve out the rest of his Senate term, which ends in early January 2015.

“I am ending my campaign so that I can focus on fulfilling the responsibility entrusted to me as your U.S. senator,” Walsh said in a statement to supporters. “You deserve someone who will always fight for Montana, and I will.”

The Montana Democratic Party now will choose a replacement for Walsh to appear on the Nov. 4 ballot, along with Republican Rep. Steve Daines and Libertarian Roger Roots.

(Excerpt) Read more at billingsgazette.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: montana; mt2014; plagiarism; senate; torricelli2
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1 posted on 08/07/2014 1:16:00 PM PDT by jalisco555
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To: jalisco555

Good. What a nitwit.


2 posted on 08/07/2014 1:16:29 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: jalisco555
Walsh will serve out the rest of his Senate term, which ends in early January 2015.

Anything to cling to power as long as possible and deny a replacement a jump on seniority . . . whom they obviously don't expect to be another RAT.

3 posted on 08/07/2014 1:18:31 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Bad, the Democrats now have a chance to win with a new candidate


4 posted on 08/07/2014 1:18:34 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: jalisco555

See ya, Biden, Jr.


5 posted on 08/07/2014 1:18:52 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: jalisco555

>> his campaign was distracted by the controversy over allegations that he plagiarized

If there’s a prize for “contorted”, Walsh wins.


6 posted on 08/07/2014 1:19:03 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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7 posted on 08/07/2014 1:19:21 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Bad. The Dems will get a more viable candidate similar to what was done in the case of Torricelli.


8 posted on 08/07/2014 1:19:23 PM PDT by kabar
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To: centurion316

Do they have enough time to put another candidate on the ballot?


9 posted on 08/07/2014 1:21:31 PM PDT by Fungi (Do not read this post.)
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To: jalisco555

Maybe the RINO candidate for House can run as the Senate Democrat.


10 posted on 08/07/2014 1:21:59 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: kabar
Bad. The Dems will get a more viable candidate similar to what was done in the case of Torricelli.

Is there anybody who's even remotely viable at this late date?

11 posted on 08/07/2014 1:22:32 PM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: jalisco555

But he is still well-positioned to be the Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate in 2016.


12 posted on 08/07/2014 1:22:35 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: jalisco555

80% of Montana voted to cut welfare to illegals with the ballot measure LR121.

For some reason Jon Tester and Baucus sold out and voted for amnesty. It made absolutely no sense as to why all these red state Dems sold out except to give Schumer 70 votes.


13 posted on 08/07/2014 1:23:36 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: centurion316

Well, there is that but I just can’t see them taking Montana at this late date. But ... good point.


14 posted on 08/07/2014 1:24:06 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Vigilanteman

That’s how HE was appointed. Baucus retired early to give the Dems a leg-up by having the Gov appoint his Dem replacement. Didn’t work out as planned.


15 posted on 08/07/2014 1:24:24 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Fungi
Do they have enough time to put another candidate on the ballot?

Technically they have until the 20th to do this. If they can find a candidate.

16 posted on 08/07/2014 1:24:32 PM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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From the article:
“... The Montana Democratic Party now will choose
a replacement Senate candidate at a nominating convention by Aug. 20.
About 175 delegates, including statewide and federal elected officials,
county party committee leaders and the party executive board members,
will pick the nominee ...”


17 posted on 08/07/2014 1:27:15 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: jalisco555

Bad news folks....the seat is in play again.


18 posted on 08/07/2014 1:28:12 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Fungi

Miley Cyrus, AKA Hannah Montana, is available. She could get the California transplant vote.


19 posted on 08/07/2014 1:29:27 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: jalisco555

The old “Torricelli.”


20 posted on 08/07/2014 1:32:35 PM PDT by TimSkalaBim
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To: jalisco555

“I am ending my campaign so that I can focus on fulfilling the responsibility entrusted to me as your U.S. senator,” Walsh said in a statement to supporters. “You deserve someone who will always fight for Montana, and I will.”


Did Walsh write that statement himself, or did he copy it from someone else..just saying


21 posted on 08/07/2014 1:38:13 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: jalisco555

“”If they can find a candidate.”””

I bet it’s a woman.


22 posted on 08/07/2014 1:39:31 PM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: Fungi

I’m sure they will find a Federal Judge who thinks so.


23 posted on 08/07/2014 1:40:41 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: jalisco555

The New York Times reported July 23 that Walsh had plagiarized large portions of the research paper in 2007.

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In a self-prepared statement, the Senator said; “Therefore, I shall resign the Presidency effective at noon tomorrow. Er, I mean SENATE.”


24 posted on 08/07/2014 1:42:54 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Clintonfatigued; randita; sickoflibs; NFHale; Galactic Overlord-In-Chief; ...

Walsh out in MT.


25 posted on 08/07/2014 1:46:56 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: jalisco555
“I am ending my campaign so that I can focus on fulfilling the responsibility entrusted to me as your U.S. senator,” Walsh said in a statement to supporters. “You deserve someone who will always fight for Montana, and I will.”

'I will now give a farewell speech that I wrote for the occasion. Four score and seven years ago...'

26 posted on 08/07/2014 1:48:28 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: centurion316

They better find somebody to the right of Daines, then. He’s up over 10 pts and it’s his to lose and that’s with a Libertarian candidate in the race.


27 posted on 08/07/2014 1:53:32 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Ken H
'I will now give a farewell speech that I wrote for the occasion. Four score and seven years ago...'

LOL!  Hi-larious

28 posted on 08/07/2014 1:56:15 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: jalisco555

I am sure the Dems will come up with somebody. The Libertarian vote always costs the Rep, so the Dems have a shot.


29 posted on 08/07/2014 1:56:59 PM PDT by kabar
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To: raybbr

I think the Democrat women in MT were unhappy that Walsh was appointed to the Senate. This might open up a battle between the old-time Butte Democrats and the lesbian liberals in MT.


30 posted on 08/07/2014 1:58:41 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: jalisco555

They can’t run Schweitzer after he called Dianne Feinstein a whore.


31 posted on 08/07/2014 2:04:09 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Vigilanteman
Walsh will serve out the rest of his Senate term, which ends in early January 2015.

Anything to cling to power as long as possible and deny a replacement a jump on seniority . .

That's what the paper says, but Walsh may not have thought out whether he's going to hang on to the very last day yet.

32 posted on 08/07/2014 2:08:41 PM PDT by x
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To: raybbr
They can always dig up Jeanette Rankin.
33 posted on 08/07/2014 2:19:58 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: jalisco555; flaglady47; seekthetruth; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; JulieRNR21; mcmuffin; ...
I see the race mentioned above has a Libertarian on the ballot, trying to screw up the Republican's chances once again.

Same old story.

....and so many freepers just LUV those feisty, free-spirited, pot-puffin' Libertarians and their boyish, cutey-pie frontman, John Stossell.....completely forgetting, for example how Ross Perot (not a Libertarian, just a billionaire spoiler) drained off votes, money and energy from GHWB....and we got the pervert liar, Bubba Clinton for 8 years.

The more things change, the more they remain the same.

Leni

34 posted on 08/07/2014 2:37:34 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Combined US Senate & House has completely lost its voice, its compass, its patriotism & its soul!)
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To: jalisco555

WE WANT BAUCUS!

WE WANT BAUCUS!

WE WANT BAUCUS!


35 posted on 08/07/2014 2:39:36 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: blueunicorn6
Insulting those workers by comparing them to Feinstein was not bright. Schweitzer certainly put foot in mouth.
36 posted on 08/07/2014 2:40:58 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: centurion316

No new Democratic primary?


37 posted on 08/07/2014 2:46:17 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: ASA Vet

Write on!


38 posted on 08/07/2014 2:46:31 PM PDT by safetysign
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To: kabar

+1 Somebody pulled the trigger too early ... intentional?


39 posted on 08/07/2014 2:47:25 PM PDT by Usagi_yo (I don't have a soul, I'm a soul that has a body. -- Unknown)
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To: jalisco555

So instead of admitting his wrongdoing and apologizing, he dismisses it as a distraction. He’s seems qualified for the Senate to me. He’ll fit right in with the other crooks.


40 posted on 08/07/2014 2:51:04 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

People in “red” states must be as uninformed as their liberal cousins in “blue” states.


41 posted on 08/07/2014 2:56:27 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: MinuteGal

I think you’re on to something, people in MT are too uninformed to elect anyone good to office.


42 posted on 08/07/2014 2:57:33 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; randita; sickoflibs; NFHale; Galactic Overlord-In-Chief

That’s a shame; Walsh would have helped sink RATs downballot.


43 posted on 08/07/2014 3:00:45 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: jalisco555

Guess he didn’t think he could make up being 13 points behind Daines.


44 posted on 08/07/2014 3:05:11 PM PDT by Duckdog (If it wasn't for NASCAR my TV would have gone out the window years ago!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

This is yet another example of beating up a candidate too much, too early before it’s warranted. The Dems are better about getting their damaged nominees off the ballot before we do.


45 posted on 08/07/2014 3:16:43 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: jalisco555

I would not vote for a career military man who is a democrat. The two just don’t go together.


46 posted on 08/07/2014 3:26:01 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: jalisco555

“Technically they have until the 20th to do this. If they can find a candidate”

I would be willing to bet the Dems had someone in mind when they ordered him to drop out.


47 posted on 08/07/2014 3:27:28 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
HAHA!!

About right!!

48 posted on 08/07/2014 3:34:57 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: jalisco555

**Walsh, a Democrat**

Should be good for the Republican.


49 posted on 08/07/2014 3:37:05 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: MinuteGal

Ha!!


50 posted on 08/07/2014 3:44:04 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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