Baucus will not seek re-election in 2014
By Sarah Rosier
WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Washington Post reported that Montana Senator Max Baucus will not seek re-election in 2014 and instead will retire. Baucus is currently the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. He is serving his sixth term and was first elected in 1978.
As the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Baucus may now turn his attention fully to tax reform. In the beginning of April, he held a private committee meeting to discuss an overhaul of the tax code.
- The Washington Post, "Baucus to retire rather than seek re-election in 2014, strategists say", April 23, 2013
- The Washington Post, "Sen. Max Baucus moves to reshape tax code", April 8, 2013
- Doc Stoc, "Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act", April 23, 2013
- The Hill, "Left attacks Baucus for gun vote", April 19, 2013