Politics

Denise Juneau mentioned as a potential candidate for Senate





Democrat Denise Juneau, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, is said to be considering a run for U.S. Senate.

Juneau, who won re-election as head of the the Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction last year, has been mentioned a potential candidate for the seat being vacated by Sen. Max Baucus (D). But she reportedly wanted to wait until Brian Schweitzer (D), a popular former governor, announced his intentions.

Now that Schweitzer, who enjoyed strong relations with tribes, won't be running, it's possible Juneau might throw her hat into the ring. If she is elected, she would be the first American Indian woman in the Senate.

Juneau was raised on the Blackfeet Nation in Montana.

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Schweitzer announces he won't run for Senate (The Billings Gazette 7/13)
Former Democratic Mont. Gov. Schweitzer won’t run for open US Senate seat (AP 7/13)
Former Montana Governor Won’t Run for Senate in 2014 (The New York Times 7/14)