Former Montana Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger (D) announced his Senate campaign this week by comparing House Republicans to the Taliban.

"We need to challenge the Tea Party representatives who, like the Taliban, shut our country down," Bohlinger told reporters, according to the Billings Gazette, comparing the shutdown to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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Bohlinger, who served as a Republican alongside Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D), completed his party switch to run for retiring Sen. Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusJudge boots Green Party from Montana ballot in boost to Tester Clients’ Cohen ties become PR liability Green Party puts Dem seat at risk in Montana MORE's (D-Mont.) open seat. He'll face Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh (D), the favorite of national Democrats who has the endorsement of Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterOvernight Defense: Trump inviting Putin to DC | Senate to vote Monday on VA pick | Graham open to US-Russia military coordination in Syria Senate to vote Monday on Trump's VA nominee On The Money: Trump rips Fed over rate hikes | Dems fume as consumer agency pick refuses to discuss border policy | Senate panel clears Trump IRS nominee MORE (D-Mont.), in the primary.

Rep. Steve DainesSteven (Steve) David DainesSenate Democrats block resolution supporting ICE Republican bill aims to deter NATO members from using Russian pipeline GOP senators introduce resolution endorsing ICE MORE (R-Mont.) officially announced his Senate campaign on Wednesday.