Bullock and Daines mix it up in first U.S. Senate debate

In the first debate in Montana’s high-profile U.S. Senate race, Republican Sen. Steve Daines on Saturday repeatedly called Democratic challenger Steve Bullock a pawn of D.C. Democrats, and said Bullock is “too liberal” for Montana.

“If we lose this seat, there will be no check on Nancy Pelosi’s radical agenda coming out of the House,” he said. “Remember that (Senate Minority Leader) Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama personally recruited Steve Bullock to run for the U.S. Senate, because he’ll stand with them in these radical, job-killing liberal agenda items.”