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August 07, 2014


Walsh Drops Senate Bid

Sen. John Walsh (D-MT) said he is "pulling out of the Senate race because his campaign was distracted by the controversy over allegations that he plagiarized a U.S. Army War College research paper," the Billings Gazette reports.

"The Montana Democratic Party now will choose a replacement... The party has to select a new Senate candidate at a nominating convention by Aug. 20. About 175 delegates, including statewide and federal elected officials, county party committee leaders and the party executive board members, will pick the nominee."

National Journal reports Walsh's wife Janet was "openly sobbing" as she thanked members of the campaign.












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