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The Washington Post's Paul Kane is reporting this:

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) is retiring rather than seek re-election in 2014, according to two senior Democratic strategists familiar with his plans.
There's no official confirmation yet, so for now the story is a "sources say" kind of thing, but whether or not it pans out, one thought comes to mind:
Yep: Brian Schweitzer, 2014.

7:12 AM PT: MSNBC is reporting on air that Baucus is retiring and Politico is as well:

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) will not seek reelection in 2014, a senior Democratic official confirmed to POLITICO.
@politico via TweetDeck

7:36 AM PT: The NRSC's spokesman is going to need some better spin than this confusing jumble of words:

Re: Schweitzer speculation in press - maybe, if @DSCC strategy is to recruit candidates opposed to Obama priorities http://t.co/...
@BDayspring via HootSuite

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 07:08 AM PDT.

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