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Democratic Convention Selects Curtis

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Montana Democrats have chosen Amanda Curtis to be their standard bearer in this fall's U.S. Senate election following the withdrawal of Senator John Walsh from the race. Curtis, 34, is a teacher from Butte who has served one term in the state house of representatives.

Delegates at the special nominating convention choose Curtis over Wilsall rancher Dirk Adams, who ran in the Democratic primary against Walsh and former Lieutenant Governor John Bohlinger.

Walsh dropped out of the race following a story in The New York Times charging him with plagiarism in a 2007 research paper at the U.S. Army War College. Curtis will have less than three months to introduce herself to the state as she takes on Republican Congressman Steve Daines and Libertarian Roger Roots.

 Jim Larson, Chair of the Montana Democratic Party, says Curtis "is a force to be reckoned with. In her time in the state legislature, Curtis proved her strength as a voice for hardworking, everyday Montanans."

 

 

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