Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins announces 2020 bid for US Senate

Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins announced Monday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate next fall, becoming the first to challenge incumbent Republican Sen. Steve Daines.

“I’ve traveled this state, from every corner of this vast, rugged state. And what remains consistent is that for far too long and far too often, we have had politicians representing us in D.C. and not public servants,” Collins told a midday crowd at Performance Square on Helena’s downtown Walking Mall. “I think it’s time we restore the real and true meaning behind public service.”

Collins teased Monday’s “special announcement” on Twitter late last week.