July 13, 2013

Schweitzer Abandons Bid Amidst Concerns About His Oppo File

Over the weekend, Brian Schweitzer (D-MT) decided against a much expected Senate bid. According to Politico, national Democrats claimed to have begun to grow concerned about the bid because too much of Schweitzer’s past could be used against him. Despite Schweitzer’s colorful oppo file, he was still the Dems’ top recruit in Montana. This is great news for the GOP — if a little bittersweet for a research PAC — as Democrats have failed miserably at recruiting their top tier candidates, especially given that the other potential candidates trailed by wide margin in a recent poll by Democrat firmPPP.