Montana state senator files to run for federal office
By Tyler King
HELENA, Montana: State Senator Matthew Rosendale (R) has filed FEC Form 1 for federal office, but isn't declaring which office is being sought. In his letter to the FEC, Rosendale states that he will not be designating which office is being sought until Representative Steve Daines announces whether he is seeking re-election for the U.S. House of Representatives or running for the U.S. Senate. It has been speculated that Daines will try and run for Montana's open Senate seat being vacated by Senator Max Baucus (D). Former State Senator Corey Stapleton (R) and state Representative Champ Edmunds (R) have already announced their candidacy for U.S. Senate.
Rosendale said in an interview, "I look forward to a vigorous primary and the opportunity to work with Congressman Steve Daines to defend Montana values and stop big government." Rosendale was first elected to the Montana State Senate in 2012. He served in the Montana House of Representatives, representing from 2011 to 2013. Rosendale's professional experience includes working as a rancher. Prior to moving to Montana in 2002, he worked as a real estate professional in Maryland.
- United States Congress elections, 2014
- United States Senate elections, 2014
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014