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A Look Into the 2014 Senate Race

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The race to fill Montana's first open U.S. Senate Seat in decades is heating up.  U.S. Representative Steve Daines announced his candidacy yesterday, raising the profile of the race that could determine party control of the Senate. The campaign for Democrat forerunner, Lieutenant Governor John Walsh, immediately released an Internet attack ad on Daines, following his announcement.

Montana GOP officials say their candidate Steve Daines will give them a great opportunity to try and pick up a seat held by Democratic Senator Max Baucus for 35 years.

Daines stated, "We're going to be talking about more jobs and less government and the importance of growing this economy, when we grow the economy, we grow more tax revenues to close the debt and deficient in this country, but also we need less government."

But, an attack ad released by Walsh's campaign on Wednesday, touts Daines' vote for the federal government shutdown and for raising the debt ceiling.   

Walsh said, "So, I think his actions were irresponsible for our nation's economy."

Daines won his first election for the U.S. House just one year ago.  Walsh has also been in office for less than a year.

Former republican Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger also announced his bid for the Senate Seat as a Democrat.  Bohlinger says the government shutdown pushed him to run. 

Bohlinger stated, "I want to be a part of a party that is going to work towards building that middle class, and that's what I'll focus my efforts on, creating jobs and opportunity."

Dirk Adams of Wilsall is also running on the Democratic ticket.

The primary election takes place on June 3rd and will determine which Democratic candidate will advance to the general election in November.

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