Montana Attorney General Tim Fox (R), who for several years was the state’s lone Republican office holder, yesterday announced as expected that he will run for Governor next year. With incumbent Steve Bullock (D) ineligible to seek a third term and seriously considering entering the presidential campaign realm, the door is wide open for Mr. Fox to make a strong bid to attain the Governor’s office.
Secretary of State Corey Stapleton (R) is already in the Governor’s race, so AG Fox will face significant GOP primary opposition. Democrats will attempt to field strong candidates both for Governor and to challenge Sen. Steve Daines (R) as the latter man seeks re-election for the first time. Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney waits in the wings as the leading potential Democratic candidate.
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