Skip to comments.Baucus successor coming soon?
Posted on 02/06/2014 2:01:23 PM PST by SMGFan
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) has scheduled a Friday press conference after the confirmation of Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) as U.S. ambassador to China, a sign he may follow through on his promise to act swiftly in appointing a Senate successor.
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So if there is a special election, do Republicans (Conservative Republicans) have a chance to pick-up this seat?
Primary is June 3rd. Will the appointment be until June or to November 4th. I guess details will follow.
And that he comes from a wealthy farm family in Montana and even his mother thinks he's a dolt.
“So if there is a special election, do Republicans (Conservative Republicans) have a chance to pick-up this seat?”
Baucus was already retiring, so the election in November is for a six year term one way or the other. The governor can appoint someone to fill out the remainder of Baucus’ term but that would only be until January 3rd. Supposedly he will appoint a guy named Walsh, who was running for the seat anyway.
This may give the democrat a leg up but Daines, the republican, may still win the seat. We’ll see.
The dems only have two strategies to keep the senate:
1) Find some faux 3rd party/tea party candidate to split the democrat and republican vote.
2) Find an ambassadorship for all the vulnerable senators, and replace them with some dem whose hands are Obamacare disinfected.
And it wouldn’t surprise me in the least to find the Rove-Rhinos in cahoots with the dems to find those 3rd party candidates to keep the real Tea Party republican candidates from winning.
These upper mid-western states that vote consistently for
Repubican presidential candidates need to stop sending Dim senators to Washington. Several of these states, and several southern states, can take the ‘credit’ for the passage of the Obamacare and all the problems that has predictably caused.
Surely those states can find Republicans (conservatives) who can be conservatives and still support the special interests of the states.
I find it hard to believe Montana is Blue. It doesn’t matter how many 100s of thousands of acres that Ted Turner owns, he gets one vote.
In any case, we should still be expect voting fraud in one for or another... i.e. have polls open only from 8am to 5pm... while all the makers are producing. I am sure there will be shuttle bus e’s available rounding up the consumers... With a schedule that accommodates viewing schedules for The Price is Right, Y&R, Judge Judy, and Dr. Oz.
Not may win, should win.
Montana has a couple of old union mining/railroad towns, a couple/few of University centered People’s Republics, a buncha Californicator transplants and likely some folks benefiting from the Farm Bill and Indian Reservations.
Walsh has been in the news. He was the Adjutant General for MT. It seems the Army Inspector General office found him guilty of using his position for financial gain. Walsh was never officially promoted to General because of this Inspector General report. Walsh also received a nasty letter from a four star Army General. Walsh was also in charge of the department that “lost” 23 million dollars of federal stimulus money.
A big part is the legacy of the United Mine Workers.