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John Walsh Wins Primary In Montana Senate Race

Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., and other senators rush to the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 20
Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., and other senators rush to the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, for a vote to extend the Treasury's borrowing authority. After a dramatic Senate tally in which top GOP leaders cast the crucial votes, must-pass legislation to allow the government to borrow money to pay its bills cleared Congress Wednesday for President Barack Obama's signature.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Sen. John Walsh (D), who was appointed to the seat vacated by Democrat Max Baucus, beat two challengers in Tuesday night's Democratic Senate primary, The Associated Press reports.

Walsh beat out rancher and former banker Dirk Adams and former Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger.

He will face off in November against Rep. Steve Daines (R) and libertarian Roger Roots.

Walsh's appointment to the seat by Gov. Steve Bullock (D) in February, when Baucus resigned to take a post as ambassador to China, gave the former lieutenant governor the advantage of incumbency.

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