Bullock drops out of race, wont run for senate

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I think he could have won that senate seat easily.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) on Monday formally dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, ending a longshot campaign that failed to catch fire even as he attracted support from senior party officials and operatives.

Bullock, 53, was the only candidate in the Democratic contest who won election in a red state on the same day President Trump won the White House. He based his campaign on a promise to win back areas where Democrats have lost voters in recent years.

Bullock's exit likely means the end of a twelve-year career in elected office. While some Democrats wanted Bullock to run against Sen. Steve Daines (R) next year, his campaign spokeswoman said that option was still off the table.

"While he plans to work hard to elect Democrats in the state and across the country in 2020, it will be in his capacity as a governor and a senior voice in the Democratic primary -- not as a candidate for U.S. Senate," the spokeswoman, Galia Slayden, said in a statement.

 
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Is a shame he never qualified for a debate while Williamson and Steyer have.
 
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Is a shame he never qualified for a debate while Williamson and Steyer have.

Meh. The debates haven't had much influence thus far. Even if he had participated in the earliest debates, it's doubtful whether it would have made a difference.
 
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Mar 2012
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New Hampshire
Meh. The debates haven't had much influence thus far. Even if he had participated in the earliest debates, it's doubtful whether it would have made a difference.
Probably true. Although he does know how to run in a red state and doesnt say things that could scare away centrists. I saw one article earlier that claimed very few even recognized his name. Kind of a shame.