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It is absolutely imperative that the US Senate remain in Democratic hands next year.  There is far, far too much on the line for any outcome this fall other than Democrats remaining in control.

With the House dominated by CRAZY we have to retain 2 out of 3 in order to have a chance against these lunatics.

Stuff happens.  So John Walsh would lose if he were to remain in the race, so he does the right thing, leaving the Democratic Party with no candidate and little time to regroup.  Schweitzer makes total sense.  He would immediately make the race very competitive if not have the upper hand from the beginning. He isn't going to be the Presidential nominee, and he could just as easily get the VP nomination as a senator from Montana as a Presidential candidate.  He wants to gain exposure in 2016 for a potential run in 2020 or beyond.

But his party and his nation need him as a candidate for Senator from Montana this fall, and thus far it appears that he is saying "No!"

Thus, I formally announce the Schweitzer NOW or Schweitzer NEVER campaign.

Dear Governor Schweitzer,

Our nation needs your leadership in the US Senate.  We need you because of the many leadership qualities that you possess. We need you because you are a bridge builder and would be able to start to overcome the divisiveness that characterizes Congress today.  And we need you because you are a Democrat and you would have a very good chance of winning in Montana this fall.

Maintaining Democratic control of the US Senate is imperative.  Supreme Court vacancies, crucial climate change legislation, sensible drug laws, health care, to name but a small number of things, lie before us in the remaining two years of President Obama's term.  You very well could be the key office holder that makes the difference in so many ways.

For you to not run would show significant laziness, cowardice and arrogance.  You would demonstrate that you are in politics for YOU and not for the citizens of Montana or the country.  For that, we could not, and would not EVER forgive you.

We the endorsers of this letter here-by call upon you to enter the race for Senator from the State of Montana.  Furthermore we declare that we will NEVER, EVER vote for you for ANYTHING should you continue to shirk your duty to your country and ignore the many calls for your presence in this race.


The Schweitzer NOW or Schweitzer NEVER Movement

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