Messina graduated from the University of Montana and in the 1990s
 worked for Sen. Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusFarmers hit Trump on trade in new ad Feinstein’s trouble underlines Democratic Party’s shift to left 2020 Dems pose a big dilemma for Schumer MORE (D-Mont.), who earlier this year
 announced he’s retiring.

Democrats are scrambling to find a candidate to protect Baucus’s seat
 after former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s surprise decision not to