Another Montana Dem passes on Senate race

Montana State Auditor Monica Lindeen (D) told the Missoulian that she "decided I can best serve Montanans in the job I was just reelected to do" and that she didn't want to depart Montana fo Washington, D.C.
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Her decision comes on the heels of former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer's (D) surprise decision not to run for the seat. The popular former governor's move likely dealt a blow to Democrats' chances of holding onto the seat in the Republican-leaning state.

Other Democrats mulling a run include EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock (D) and Montana state Superintendent Denise Juneau (D).

On the GOP side, Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) has been seriously weighing a possible bid.

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