Saw That Coming

By Beacon Staff

Montana Democratic Party Chairman Dennis McDonald’s formal announcement that he is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg should not come as a surprise. As the spokesperson for his party, McDonald has been hammering Rehberg for just about everything the last several weeks. So much, in fact, that last month the Great Falls Tribune’s John S. Adams speculated that McDonald had launched his 2010 campaign before announcing his candidacy. A few days later, my colleague Dan Testa wrote of McDonald: “Either he’s running for office, or just trying to keep from getting rusty when election season comes around again …”

Turns out, he’s running for office.

Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup.

Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.