MSU Political Analyst David Parker on Schweitzer decision against Senate race

Jul 15, 2013

David Parker

Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer shocked the political world this past weekend in announcing he will not run for the open Senate Seat being vacated by Max Baucus in 2014.

Schweitzer says he is not interested in moving to Washington D.C., saying he’s happy with his current position as Board Chairman of the Stillwater Mining Company and is content living in his new house on Georgetown Lake.

Republican Congressman Steve Daines has expressed interest in running for the seat, and is considered to be the new frontrunner.

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce speaks with Montana State University Political Science Professor David Parker to get his thoughts on the Schweitzer decision and the dynamics of the Senate race moving forward.