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First-term state lawmaker faces hasty campaign in Montana Senate race
First-term state lawmaker faces hasty campaign in Montana Senate race

For Montana Democratic state Rep. Amanda Curtis, victory this November in her state's U.S. Senate race will be a difficult task. The first-term state lawmaker from the mountain town of Butte was selected Saturday by state Democrats as the party's nominee in a special convention hastily assembled after U.S. Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) bowed out of the race this month in the wake of plagiarism allegations.  With little money or statewide name recognition, Curtis is thought to have an uphill climb to beat GOP nominee Rep. Steve Daines in a midterm election that is less than three months away.  "It's nearly impossible for her to beat Daines,...

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