Dems set Senate nominating meeting for Aug. 16 in Helena

2014-08-08T18:45:00Z 2014-08-15T16:44:08Z Dems set Senate nominating meeting for Aug. 16 in HelenaBy Gazette State Bureau The Billings Gazette
August 08, 2014 6:45 pm  • 

HELENA — The Montana Democratic Party has scheduled a nominating convention to choose a new U.S. Senate candidate for Aug. 16 in Helena.

The party said the convention will be at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds, 98 W. Custer Ave., beginning at 9 a.m. The doors open at 7:30 a.m. for registration.

Delegates will select a nominee to replace Sen. John Walsh on the November ballot. Walsh announced Thursday he would withdraw as a candidate, saying the controversy over a paper he allegedly plagiarized at the U.S. Army War College was diverting attention from his campaign.

Walsh submitted the official paperwork Friday to Secretary of State Linda McCulloch to withdraw as a candidate. He will serve out the final months of his Senate term, which expires in early January.

About 175 local and state Democratic officials, Democratic statewide elected officials and Democratic legislative leaders will select the Senate nominee. A number of Democrats have expressed interest in running.

The Democratic nominee will face off against Republican Rep. Steve Daines and Libertarian Roger Roots in the November general election.

Copyright 2015 The Billings Gazette. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More from the Gazette

Tribal liaison overhaul advances for Wyoming Senate consideration

10 hours agoLoading…

House OKs $120 million in tax cuts

10 hours agoLoading…
Individual privacy bills advance to Wyoming Senate

Individual privacy bills advance to Wyoming Senate

11 hours agoLoading…
Report ranks Wyoming low in highway safety laws

Report ranks Wyoming low in highway safety laws

11 hours agoLoading…
Committee gets shot at gun bills

Committee gets shot at gun bills

12 hours ago Photos

Photos

Loading…
University executives, students back bonding for projects

University executives, students back bonding for projects

12 hours agoLoading…

Follow The Billings Gazette

Popular Stories

Get weekly ads via e-mail

Featured Businesses