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Montana Democrats get Senate candidate

Thursday - 10/3/2013, 3:18am  ET

Associated Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh's campaign says he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2014 in a bid to retain the seat for Democrats.

The 52-year-old former Montana National Guard commander plans to announce his decision to supporters Thursday morning.

An advance copy of the announcement provided to The Associated Press says Walsh is launching the campaign because Washington needs more leaders with a "sense of duty" to do what's right.

Democrats have been scrambling to find a candidate since Sen. Max Baucus announced earlier this year he was retiring at the end this term.

Former Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger -- a former Republican -- has also said he is considering a run as a Democrat.

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