Max Baucus Retiring: Montana Democrat Won’t Seek Another Term In U.S. Senate

Source: The Huffington Post

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) won’t seek reelection in 2014, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

Baucus would have been running for his seventh term in 2014. He currently serves as Senate Finance Committee chairman.

The Montana Democrat recently cast a critical vote against a bipartisan Senate amendment that would have expanded background checks for gun purchases.

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) is thought to be a potential contender for the open Senate seat. The Democrat spoke about a potential run for national office last week that his views on issues such as gun control could hurt his chances if he were to seek the presidency.

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