Montana appoints Democrat to U.S. Senate to replace Baucus

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 07, 2014 12:53 PM

HELENA, Montana (Reuters) - Montana Governor Steve Bullock on Friday appointed Lieutenant Governor John Walsh, a Democrat, to the U.S. Senate to replace Max Baucus, who has been named ambassador to China.

Baucus is also a Democrat, so the appointment does not shift the balance of power in the Senate.

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(Reporting by Dan Boyce, Writing by Alex Dobuzinskis)