Steve Daines NOT Running For U.S. Senate

By Montana Street Fighter, on February 27, 2013 | 3 Comments

Daines not running for Senate

Yesterday, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) named it’s regional directors for the 2014 cycle.  Congressman Daines was one of five regional directors named.  According to Roll Call (emphasis added), these are the five Representatives who will serve as regional directors:

Alabama Rep. Martha Roby, who will serve as the Southern regional chairwoman
Montana Rep. Steve Daines, who will serve as the central west regional chairman
Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who will serve as the Midwest regional chairman
California Rep. Devin Nunes, who will serve as the western regional chairman
New York Rep. Tom Reed, who will serve as the northeast regional chairman

If Steve Daines were going to take on Max Baucus inb 2014, he would not have taken such a high-level position in the NRCC.  The move does signal two things, however: Daines it looking to be a powerful force in D.C. and he feels somewhat comfortable about his chances in 2014.  We’ll have to wait and see if he’s right about the later.

This news is sure to disappoint some Republicans, but have no fear - Champ Edmunds is here.



  1. Not too surprised about this one. Daines is smart enough to know that he could end his political career with a run for the U.S. Senate. He’ll try to win in 2014 (always the toughest race for a freshman) and then sit back and see if Tester run again in 2018.

  2. I may not like Daines, but he’s smarter than his predecessor. He knows a run would be tough. I also don’t see him waisting his time in the house like Denny did. He’s going to try to get more power and faster than rehberg ever did

  3. Dang. Would have liked to have seen him run against Max and lose. Could have had a real shot at replacing Daines with a Democrat

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