Is this a sign that Congressman Steve Daines (R-MT) is running for the US Senate?
From The Hill:
National Republican Senatorial Committee Vice Chairman Rob Portman (Ohio) will headline a Capitol Hill fundraiser this month for Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), according to an invitation for the event obtained by The Hill.
Daines raised $430,000 in the last three months, a big jump from the $250,000 he brought in during the first three months of the year. Those are impressive numbers for a House member representing a safe seat — and an indication that he’s readying a possible Senate bid.
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In case you missed it, I joined Charles Payne live on the Fox Business Network with Varney & Co. on Monday morning.
To watch the interaction, click here, or watch the video below. Here’s the intro from Fox Business: Aaron Flint, “Voices of Montana” radio host, on Democratic double talk on political non-profits. (And, yes, I look much better on the radio than on TV)
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Meanwhile, the National Republican Senatorial Committe says Schweitzer would be “the Todd Akin of 2014.”
The Washington Times has this:
The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) said in an email blast Monday that they’ve been gearing up for Mr. Schweitzer to seek the seat of retiring Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, and found that the ex-governor is a “deeply flawed candidate.”
“If anyone is looking for the 2014 cycle’s Todd Akin, we’ve found him, and his name is Brian Schweitzer,” said NRSC spokesman Brad Dayspring. “The difference is that Schweitzer’s pattern of inappropriate and offensive gaffes are a result of narcissism, bullying and bluster. Jump in the pool, governor! Water’s warm!”
From the left, The Daily Kos counters with this:
When your big insult is calling a candidate “Todd Akin”—one of the NRSC’s own candidates in 2012—perhaps you should focus on getting your own house in order, rather than pretending that you actually want Schweitzer in the race.