The chances of Schweitzer winning the primary are small but choosing a presidential nominee is only one function of a presidential primary. Schweitzer could play a critical role in shaping the debate on issues ranging from NSA oversight to single-payer health care.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday January 15, 2014 1:25 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday April 30, 2013 8:30 am|
While many prominent groups on the left are urging former governor Brian Schweitzer (D) to run for the Montana Senate seat Max Baucus (D) is retiring from Schweitzer still hasn’t officially announced his plans. If he does decide to run he will start off as the clear favorite. A new Harper poll shows him leading ahead of all of the most likely Republican nominees.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday April 23, 2013 5:12 pm|
Instead of facing a tough re-election next year it looks like Montana Senator Max Baucus (D) will instead retire. Two senior Democratic strategists told the Washington Post of Baucus plans and the story has been confirmed by the AP.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday February 20, 2013 2:35 pm|
Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer could potentially unseat Senator Max Baucus in a Democratic primary according to the Public Policy Polling survey. The poll found that if Schweitzer decided to run for Senate next year he would start with 54 percent of the primary vote compared to only 35 percent for Baucus.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday September 29, 2011 7:55 am|
Montana’s Democratic Governor Brian Schweitzer believes his state should follow Vermont’s lead in progressive health care reform at the state level. He plans to ask the federal government to grant Montana waivers to adopt a better system modeled after the one used in the neighboring Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday March 31, 2010 3:55 pm|
It’s impossible to counter Schweitzer’s argument. Indeed, it wasn’t so long ago that the Montana Governor was delivering the official Democratic radio address on this subject. The PhRMA deal in the Affordable Care Act has been universally recognized as ugly; just yesterday the AP credibly alleged that the drug lobby basically won out more than any other stakeholder. And even though Montana’s own Max Baucus can be credited with engineering the deal, Schweitzer continues to press for fair treatment for his constituents and a fair price for their medical care.