A group of Democratic students at the University of Montana is trying to draft one of its administrators into running for Congress.
Jim Foley (D), executive vice president at the Missoula campus, is considering a run against Rep. Denny Rehberg (R).
Draft Foley ’08 was recently launched on Facebook, a social networking Web site favored by high school and college students. The effort is being led by Bryce Bennett, president of the Montana College Democrats.
“Rep. Rehberg votes to exploit our natural resources, sell our public lands, and send our young Montana soldiers to war without proper body armor or training,” the students charged on the site.
Foley, a former aide to Baucus, has not given a timeline for when he will make a decision on the race.
— Nicole Duran