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Daines Holding ‘Special Event’ Next Week

Montana Rep. Steve Daines, who is widely expected to run for Senate, is inviting supporters to a “special event” next week.

According to an invitation distributed by the Daines campaign on Thursday, the Republican’s event will take place Nov. 6 at a Holiday Inn in Bozeman. The missive included an unchanged logo, “Daines U.S. Congress.”

“Steve wants an opportunity to thank supporters like you — we hope to see you there!” the invitation reads.

Daines, first elected to the House in 2012, has said he is giving the Senate race serious consideration, but he has yet to declare whether he will seek the open seat. A Daines aide declined to say whether the congressman would be making an announcement at the event.

“Steve looks forward to this opportunity to thank all of the Montanans who have helped him in his fight to change Washington and hear their ideas about how he can best serve the people of Montana,” Daines spokeswoman Alee Lockman told CQ Roll Call.

Democrats recruited Lt. Gov. John Walsh to run for the seat of retiring Democratic Sen. Max Baucus.

The race could be among the most competitive of the cycle. It’s currently rated a Tossup/Tilt-Republican contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

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