Montana Lt.Gov. Officially Appointed To Replace Outgoing Senator   Leave a comment

Regardless of whatever happens come November 2014, outgoing Lt.Gov. John Walsh will be one of the state’s two U.S. Senators:

Gov. Steve Bullock appointed his former running mate to fill the seat of retiring Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, who is leaving the Senate early after being confirmed Thursday as ambassador to China.

Walsh was already running for the seat, but he’ll now run as the incumbent senator. That change could provide some inherent advantages in his quest to hold one of the party’s most vulnerable seats.

“I wanted to appoint someone who I truly believed would wake up each and every day wanting to put Montana and Montanans first,” Bullock said in a Friday news conference to announce the appointment.(Roll Call)

Booman Tribune has his own take on this appointment, which is well worth looking at…my opinion on Walsh’s appointment is that this should move the race from a slightly (if that..) Republican lean squarely into the tossup column.

Why? Regardless of what you may think about incumbency in this day-and-age, having an incumbent senator running to hold onto a seat is a better play for the political money-handlers to fall behind and support rather than had Max Baucus, who was recently confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to China and will be leaving the Senate shortly, remained in the Senate to serve out the last year of his final term in the Senate.

By going ahead and appointing Walsh to the seat now, it gives the DSCC and the Democratic Party leaders a chance to shore up what some had been calling a potential Republican pickup. Of course, being nine months out from election night, anything can happen; for now, this race should still be considered a straight tossup.


Posted February 8, 2014 by Matthew in Uncategorized

Tagged with , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The Dubious Goals Committee

We are just kicking our heels until the next ‘dubious goal’ is scored...

It Is What It Is

Dr. Rex .... Blogging for change.

Life Petaled with Love

Life has its shadows but LOVE prevails

Chitra's Healthy Kitchen

Recipes for healthy living

Amber Danette

Freedom for All Cetaceans, Peace for Animals, Namaste


* The Storyteller * Conceptual Artist * Character Designer * Illustrator * Animator * Inker *

In Saner Thought

"It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error"..Thomas Paine

Staycation Atlanta

Fun things to do in Atlanta, GA

The Wine Wankers

G’day, you’re at the best wine blog ever! We're all about wine; without the wankery.

LGBT HealthLink, The Network for Health Equity

Proud Program of CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers


ProFootballTalk on

Life Is Color

By Strawberryindigo


My interviews with many authors

The Story of a Guy

Just a journey through the eyes of a guy

Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

A how to for everyone and anyone

Romantic Beauty

Romance Never Goes Out Of Style


Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight uses statistical analysis — hard numbers — to tell compelling stories about politics, sports, science, economics and culture.

%d bloggers like this: