FILE PHOTO: Montana Governor Steve Bullock talks to the media and students at Helena High School as he launches 2020 U.S. presidential campaign in Helena, Montana, U.S., May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana announced his bid for the U.S. Senate on Monday, breathing life into Democratic hopes to retake the upper chamber come November.
Bullock, 53, failed to gain any traction in his bid for the Democratic nomination for president last year and spent the last few months beating back calls for him to run against incoming U.S. Senator Steve Daines. He heeded to those calls on Monday, posting his intention on Twitter.
“I’ve always fought for the people of Montana. Together, we expanded healthcare, protected public lands, banned dark money in politics & more. Now I’m taking that fight to the US Senate,” Bullock said.
Reporting By Jarrett Renshaw; Editing by Alex Richardson