Politics

Feb 20, 2013 4:43 PM by Marnee Banks - MTN News

Poll: Schweitzer would beat Baucus in Senate race

HELENA - Former Governor Brian Schweitzer (D-Montana) is still making headlines even after leaving office.

Public Policy Polling just released data saying if Schweitzer decides to challenge Senator Max Baucus (D) in 2014, he would lead with 54% among Democratic primary voters. The poll shows Baucus taking 35% of the vote.

On Wednesday, someone posted the link to the poll on Schweitzer's Facebook page raising the question: will he jump into the race?

We spoke to Schweitzer on Wednesday and he said, "I am not goofy enough to be in the House, and I'm not senile enough to be in the Senate."

Schweitzer told the Montana Television Network he hadn't even seen the poll and he doesn't post to his own Facebook page. He says his staff does that and he would go take a look at it.

He did however say he would have big news for us in the next week or so. In the meantime he is at his place on Georgetown Lake snowmobiling and putting logs on the fire.

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