On August 7, Alex Roarty at National Journal wrote about how Montana Senate race has become a nightmare for Democrats. Incumbent Democratic Senator John Walsh, a seasoned military veteran, plagiarized a paper while attending the U.S. Amy War College. As a result, he dropped out of the race. Former Governor Brian Schweitzer refused to throw his hat into the ring. Oh, and the Republican candidate, Congressman Steve Daines, was already ahead by comfortable lead. So, who will replace Sen. Walsh? Montana Democrats met over the weekend and picked State Rep. Amanda Curtis.
She’s a train wreck waiting to happen.
The Montana GOP has selected her greatest hits from her video blog.
At Hot Air, Noah Rothman put it succinctly:
In this video, Curtis mocks gun ownership, religion, family values, concern over the $17.6 trillion national debt, and self-identifies as an anarchist. Montana most certainly has a historic blue streak, but Curtis is a candidate so openly left-wing that she would have trouble winning a statewide race – much less the Democratic Party’s nomination — in even traditionally blue states.
There is every reason to believe that Montana was not going to be competitive for Democrats this cycle, but a state with two Democratic senators and a Democratic governor is a state Republicans have to fight for. The GOP will still have to campaign hard in Montana, but Rep. Steve Daines, the Republican Party’s nominee for Senate, will no doubt have a much easier time of 2014 than it appeared he would early on in this cycle
Yeah, it looks like she doesn't have "a chance in hell" (via the Washington Examiner):
“I think she’s a lovely young lady and very courageous, and I think she [Curtis] is, you know, a fine character and all that,” said Paul Edwards, a former member of the Montana Democratic Party’s executive board. “I don’t think she has a chance in hell.”