Senior adviser: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock to run for Senate

Democratic presidential candidate Montana Gov. Steve Bullock speaks to media after filing to be placed on the New Hampshire primary ballot at the Statehouse, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will run for the U.S. Senate. Senior adviser Matt McKenna says the two-term Democrat will file his paperwork on Monday, the final day for candidates to register for the election in Montana. Bullock's entry in the race against first-term Republican Sen. Steve Daines is a big boost for Democrats, who need to win four seats this fall to gain control of the Senate. After Bullock ended his long-shot presidential bid in December, he insisted he would not run for the Senate. Former President Barack Obama and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer met with Bullock to change his mind.