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Baucus to retire rather than seek re-election in 2014, strategists say

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) is retiring rather than seek re-election in 2014, according to two senior Democratic strategists familiar with his plans.

First elected in 1978, Baucus has been the top Democrat on the powerful committee since 2001. The likely Democratic candidate to succeed him would be former governor Brian Schweitzer, sources said.

Let's just hope that Schweitzer does indeed run. It's my understanding that he's repeatedly stated that he has no interest in going to D.C. as either a Congressman or for POTUS, cabinet position, etc., but I could be wrong (and hope I am).

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