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Walsh faces Daines in Montana Senate race

Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., gives a speech after his Republican primary victory on Tuesday in Bozeman.

HELENA – Montana voters set the stage Tuesday for a November election that will determine whether a U.S. Senate seat that has been in Democratic hands for a century will stay there after the resignation of six-term Sen. Max Baucus.

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines is leaving his House seat to challenge incumbent Sen. John Walsh, who was appointed in February to replace Baucus. Both easily won their primary elections Tuesday.

The GOP sees Daines as the best chance to win back a seat it hasn’t held since 1907.


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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.