Congressman Steve Daines reacts to Baucus retirement


WASHINGTON - The following is statement is from Congressman Steve Daines.

"For four decades, Senator Max Baucus has been a dedicated public servant for the people of Montana.

I appreciate his lifetime of service to our state, and wish him and Melodee the very best as they finish this term and move forward with the next chapter of their lives.

There are many challenges facing our country, and we need strong leadership in the U.S. Senate that puts partisanship and politics aside and puts the people of Montana and the future of our country first.

It is critically important that this seat be filled by someone prepared to change the direction and culture of our nation."