Skip to comments.Walsh drops out of U.S. Senate race (Montana)
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 ...
Good. What a nitwit.
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.
Bad, the Democrats now have a chance to win with a new candidate
See ya, Biden, Jr.
>> his campaign was distracted by the controversy over allegations that he plagiarized
If there’s a prize for “contorted”, Walsh wins.
Bad. The Dems will get a more viable candidate similar to what was done in the case of Torricelli.
Do they have enough time to put another candidate on the ballot?
Maybe the RINO candidate for House can run as the Senate Democrat.
Is there anybody who's even remotely viable at this late date?
But he is still well-positioned to be the Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate in 2016.
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.
Well, there is that but I just can’t see them taking Montana at this late date. But ... good point.
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.
Technically they have until the 20th to do this. If they can find a candidate.
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 ...”
Bad news folks....the seat is in play again.
Miley Cyrus, AKA Hannah Montana, is available. She could get the California transplant vote.
The old “Torricelli.”
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