E-mail Story   Print Story
  Comments (0) Total Saturday Apr. 19, 2014
 
Bullock to Appoint Replacement if Baucus Leaves
Appointment might affect next year's election for that seat
HELENA — It will be up to Gov. Steve Bullock to appoint a replacement to serve the rest of U.S. Sen. Max Baucus' term if Baucus steps down to become the next ambassador to China.

How that appointment might affect next year's election for that seat is already the subject of speculation in Montana political circles.

Democratic officials say Baucus is expected to be nominated by President Barack Obama as ambassador to China. Baucus already has said he does not plan to run for re-election.

Bullock Chief of Staff Kevin O'Brien declined to comment on who the governor might be considering. Bullock already has endorsed his lieutenant governor, John Walsh, in the 2014 election.

Montana Republican Party Executive Director Bowen Greenwood says any appointment should be open, transparent and fair.
 
No comments have been posted for this article.

 
Kellyn Brown
Kellyn Brown19h
@kellynbrown
"If we made decisions on permits this way in MT, our economy would grind to a halt" @GovernorBullock on #KeystoneXL delay
Dillon Tabish
Dillon Tabish1h
@djtabish
“This might be a small deal to some people, but if people can’t sell raw honey that’s a serious concern for freedom." http://t.co/hjtmAYU2Z8
Molly Priddy
Molly Priddy17h
@mollypriddy
@natashavc @TaraAriano @allyzay Oh no, I've been thinking it's a room for all your types of mustards. Recalibrating my ideas now.
Tristan Scott
Tristan Scott12h
@tristanscott
@tristanscott *Billie Joe
Flathead Beacon
FB Headlines59m
@flatheadbeacon
Browning, Blackfeet Utility Dispute Goes to Court http://t.co/GnpOwOcwhn