Representative Steve Daines is officially in the race for Montana's U.S. Senate seat.
While in his hometown of Bozeman, Daines used the Montana Secretary of State's online filing system to file to run for US Senate, using his I-phone. He stood in front of Right Now Technologies, a Bozeman based software company where he created hundreds of high paying jobs. Daines says he will create more jobs with less government.
The Congressman said "we need more not just more jobs, but high paying jobs and I've spent 28 years in the private sector, creating jobs, in fact 100's of jobs right here in Montana. I think that's the number one thing I hear from Montanans is that we don't want to export our kids, we want to be able to raise our kids here, educate our kids here."
Democrats Melinda Gopher, current Senator John Walsh, former Lieutenant Governor John Bohlinger, and Dirk Adams announced they will run. Republicans Dave Leaser and State Representative Champ Edmunds announced they will run as well. The filing deadline for the US Senate is March 10th.