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Bachmann: Don't count me out for 2016

Bachmann: Don't count me out for 2016

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) --Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is retiring from Congress at the conclusion of this term, but said she is considering a presidential run in 2016.
Aileen Graef
Brian Schweitzer apologizes for Cantor and Feinstein comments, Feinstein warns: 'You better keep him away from my husband'

Brian Schweitzer apologizes for Cantor and Feinstein comments, Feinstein warns: 'You better keep him away from my husband'

GEORGETOWN LAKE, Mont., June 19 (UPI) --Former Mont. Gov. Brian Schweitzer publicly apologized for insensitive comments he made about Eric Cantor's affectations and Dianne Feinstein's CIA ties.
Matt Bradwell
Eric Cantor sets off Brian Schweitzer's 'gaydar'

Eric Cantor sets off Brian Schweitzer's 'gaydar'

GEORGETOWN LAKE, Mont., June 19 (UPI) --In new profile, former Montana governor and potential presidential candidate Brian Schweitzer had no filter when it came to his opinion of southern men.
Matt Bradwell
Former Montana governor hints at 2016 presidential bid

Former Montana governor hints at 2016 presidential bid

HELENA, Mont., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, suggesting voters are tired of presidents named Clinton or Bush, hinted he may run for president in 2016.

Montana Lt. Gov. Walsh to seek Democratic bid for Baucus' Senate seat

HELENA, Mont., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh announced Thursday he will seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by fellow Democrat Max Baucus.
Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

The road to the 2016 general election is becoming more and more rocky as mounting numbers of members of the U.S. Congress announce their intentions to seek a life beyond Capitol Hill.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
EMILY's List president open to run for Baucus' Senate seat

EMILY's List president open to run for Baucus' Senate seat

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock acknowledged she has been contacted by supporters to make a run to succeed retiring Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.
Max Baucus, D-Mont., expected to retire from Senate

Max Baucus, D-Mont., expected to retire from Senate

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, the Montana Democrat frequently at odds with Democratic colleagues, has decided to retire, party officials say.

Exxon stays mum on 2011 Montana oil spill

HELENA, Mont., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Exxon Mobil said it was too early to weigh in on a U.S. government report that says a Montana oil spill could have been diminished with the right safeguards.
Statehouses show little political shifting after election

Statehouses show little political shifting after election

While the majority party changed in Minnesota and Colorado legislatures on Election Day 2012, the balance of power between Republicans and Democrats was largely unchanged.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Rubio, Clinton top 2016 poll picks

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Marco Rubio is the choice of Republicans and Hillary Clinton the choice for Democrats as 2016 presidential candidates, a Public Policy Polling poll indicates.
Poll: Clinton favored in 2016 in Iowa

Poll: Clinton favored in 2016 in Iowa

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be a big favorite in the 2016 Iowa Democratic caucuses if she runs for president, a poll indicated.

Republicans maintain lead in governorships

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Ten of 11 U.S. gubernatorial races up for grabs had been decided as of Wednesday, with only Washington state's race still undecided, election results showed.

Bullock wins Montana governor's race

HELENA, Mont., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Democrat Steve Bullock won the governor's race in Montana after a tight campaign battle with Republican Rick Hill, election results showed Wednesday.

Exxon faces legal case over Montana spill

BILLINGS, Mont., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Montana landowners said they're suing Exxon Mobil for a 2011 oil spill in the Yellowstone River because of property damage.
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Gov. Brian Schweitzer, D-MT, testifies before a Senate Joint Economic Committee Hearing on funding the Iraq War on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 12, 2008. (UPI Photo/Patrick D. McDermott)
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Brian David Schweitzer (born September 4, 1955) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Montana. Schweitzer is its 23rd and current governor, serving since January 2005. Schweitzer currently has one of the highest approval ratings among governors in the nation, with polls regularly showing a rating of above 60 percent. Schweitzer chairs the Western Governors Association and formerly chaired the Democratic Governors Association.

Schweitzer was born in Havre, Montana, the fourth of six children of Kathleen (née McKernan) and Adam Schweitzer. His maternal grandparents were Irish and his paternal grandparents were ethnic Germans from present-day Russia and Ukraine. Following his high school years at The Abbey in Canon City, Colorado, Schweitzer earned his Bachelor of Science degree in international agronomy from Colorado State University in 1978 and a Master of Science in soil science from Montana State University, Bozeman in 1980.

Upon finishing school, Schweitzer worked as an irrigation developer on projects in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. He spent several years working in Libya and Saudi Arabia and speaks Arabic. He returned to Montana in 1986 to launch a ranching and irrigation business in Whitefish.

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