December 25, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 52

Sizing Up Montana's Senate Race

In politics, timing is everything and that certainly appears to be the case with Lt. Gov. John Walsh and Congressman Steve Daines.

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A year from no one of them will likely be a U.S. senator, something unimaginable a year ago. Then no one imagined Sen. Max Baucus would announce his retirement, let alone that he would resign his seat before the end of his term so he could move to China of all things.

Baucus will become ambassador to China at a challenging time, and we wish him well.

The major beneficiary of Baucus’decision to retire was freshman Daines. His decision to resign will benefit Wa...

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