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MT-Sen: The Senate Is Broken But It Can Be Fixed By Eliminating The Filibuster

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Seriously, pull your head out of your ass, dude:

Former President Barack Obama met privately with Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Thursday in Washington, an adviser confirmed, as Democrats hold out hopes that the red-state governor makes a surprise, last-minute splash into the state’s Senate race.

Bullock has consistently said he will not run for the Senate after dropping his own White House bid last year. And even after meeting with the former two-term president, Bullock is undeterred.

“As he has said repeatedly, there will be a candidate for U.S. Senate in Montana against Steve Daines. It will not be Steve Bullock,” said Matt McKenna, a longtime adviser for Bullock. McKenna said he had no knowledge of the details of the private conversation between the two.

Bullock is in town for the National Governors Association's winter meeting. Since leaving office, Obama has often met with Democrats about their political future. An Obama spokesman didn't immediately comment.

Now there are Democrats running for Senate but here’s a big reason why I want Bullock in the Senate:


Now, I understand why a Senate run isn’t appealing to Bullock:

“The Senate is not an appealing place for smart, talented candidates because it’s a broken institution. And Democrats have not yet offered a vision for how to fix it, aside from wringing their hands and wishing things were different,” said Adam Jentleson, a longtime aide to former Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). “What’s the pitch? 'Come here, do nothing and let Mitch McConnell eat your lunch every day?'”

Bullock has until March 9th, the deadline to file for a Senate run. Democrats need to keep pushing him on this. In the mean time, here are the other Democrats running for Senate. You can click below to donate and get involved with their campaigns:

Wilmot Collins

John Mues

Cora Neumann

Mike Knoles

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