Libertarian Geise withdraws from U.S. Senate race

Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Susan Good Geise said Friday she’s withdrawing from the race, because the Covid-19 pandemic will demand all her time as a Lewis and Clark County commissioner.

Geise, who chairs the commission, said she thought the federal government would take the lead on responding to the crisis, but that the burden is falling on local governments.

“Had I known that counties would bear the responsibility in this pandemic, I would not have volunteered to be the Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate,” she said in a statement. “I would have realized that my energy, experience and efforts had a prior commitment.”