Presidential waters? Former Gov. Schweitzer to visit Iowa

2013-11-14T12:49:00Z 2014-08-04T19:09:01Z Presidential waters? Former Gov. Schweitzer to visit IowaThe Associated Press The Associated Press
November 14, 2013 12:49 pm  • 

DES MOINES, Iowa — Former Democratic Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer will speak next month at a liberal advocacy group event in Iowa.

Schweitzer will give the keynote address Dec. 18 at the 2013 Progress Iowa Holiday Party in Altoona.

Schweitzer served two terms as Montana governor from 2005 through early 2013. He was recently elected board chairman of Stillwater Mining Co., Montana's largest publicly traded company.

He decided against running for an open Senate seat in Montana in 2014 but is considered a possible Democratic candidate for president in 2016. In a press release, Schweitzer says he's excited to visit Iowa to talk about "progressive values."

Iowa is a key stop for presidential hopefuls. Vice President Joe Biden visited Iowa in September, and a number of potential Republican presidential candidates have held Iowa events.

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  1. walter12
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    walter12 - November 15, 2013 7:20 am
    Schweitzer better stay home. He will be just laughed at by the Dems. Godforsaken Hillary will be the Dems nonimee. She will not have an easy time of it though. And after eight years of the monster Obama, her chances will be poor.
  2. montanamuralist
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    montanamuralist - November 14, 2013 7:00 pm
    We wanted you to run for Senate. I thought you liked your view of sunrise over the Pintlers???? You said it. You are not going to be President. I will vote for Biden first if Hillary doesn't run. Maybe just a visit with the nice folks of Iowa? Maybe you see the writing on the wall.....not to late to get in the Senate race you know.
  3. Run - A- Mook
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    Run - A- Mook - November 14, 2013 4:44 pm
    This is almost to much fop one day.
    Obama in the A.M.
    Schweitzer in the P.M.
    Ha, HA. Ho. Ho. EEEEE Ho, Ha, Pssss.
  4. Snowcrest
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    Snowcrest - November 14, 2013 1:28 pm
    Brian's only worth in a presidential debate would be to perform as a shill.
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