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Meet Brian Schweitzer, the ex-Montana Governor Who Wants to Replace Max Baucus in the Senate
Meet the man who will try to keep Max Baucus' Senate seat Democratic, former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer:
[H[e was a popular Democratic governor in a red state and is no stranger to working the media and the national stage with his larger-than-life personality. This is a governor who, despite a gun ban in the state Capitol, kept one on his office wall. A governor who vetoed Republican bills byburning the word “VETO” onto them using a branding iron. A governor who can handle Letterman. … There is no love lost between the two Democrats -- they’ve long had a cold relationship, particularly since Baucus’s role in shepherding Obama's health care law through Congress. (Schweitzer is a vocal advocate of a single-payer health care system.) They also have vastly different styles -- Schweitzer is gregarious; Baucus is more introverted.