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Mon October 14, 2013

Only Democrat in MT’s U.S. House race officially announces candidacy

Sen. Max Baucus's former State Director John Lewis officially announces his run for U.S. House Monday at a Helena union hall.
Credit Dan Boyce

The only Democrat so far to file for Montana's U.S. House seat in 2014 officially announced his campaign Monday. John Lewis, former State Director for Sen. Max Baucus, held the kick-off event for his campaign from a Helena union hall about two months after submitting paperwork for the bid.   

Lewis opened the kick-off by unveiling this campaign video:

Lewis worked for Sen. Baucus for 12 years, serving as State Director for the last three. He said he's running for Congress to bring a focus on real solutions to Washington, rather than a focus on partisan politics.

Hear the full interview with John Lewis here:

U.S. House Candidate John Lewis speaks with Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce

Many expect current Republican Congressman Steve Daines to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Baucus in 2014. Several other Republican candidates, including former State Sen.Corey Stapleton and State Rep. Champ Edmunds, are either already running Daines' seat or say they will if he switches races.