Looks like Montana Republicans should prepare themselves for “The Torricelli Maneuver“: “Sen. John Walsh hasn’t made a public appearance since the weekend, and Montana Democrats are reviewing the steps they would need to take to replace him with another candidate if he decides to withdraw from the Senate race.”
Probably feeling a bit nervous right now.
No need for panic; the GOP’s candidate, Rep. Steve Daines, has led handily all year.
UPDATE, 3:55 p.m. Eastern: And it’s official:
Walsh: “I am ending my campaign so that I can focus on fulfilling the responsibility entrusted to me as your U.S. senator” #mtpol— Chuck Johnson (@c_sjohnson) August 7, 2014