Schweitzer: I’m Not Running for Anything

By Beacon Staff

Despite all the speculation about Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s future plans, the governor <a href="http://www.havredailynews.com/cms/news/local_headlines/story-236434.html" title="told the Havre Daily News“>told the Havre Daily News over the weekend that he will not run for another office in 2012.

Schweitzer, who is term-limited after next year, is largely considered the most popular Democrat in the state and it “has become a favorite guessing game in Capitol hallways and political circles” about what he might do next. But in an <a href="http://www.havredailynews.com/cms/news/local_headlines/story-236434.html" title="interview with the Daily News“>interview with the Daily News, the governor said he would leave public office:

“It shouldn’t surprise anybody that l’d just go right back to private industry, in business, like I did before,” he said.

Schweitzer said that, once he is out of office, he expects he will have a little more time to spend fishing, and a little more time to spend at his Whitefish-area ranch.

“If the price of bred cows goes down just a little, maybe we’ll get back in the cow business,” he added.

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