Freshman Rep. Steve Daines (R) will enter the open Montana Senate race Wednesday, GOP aides said Tuesday.
Rob Collins, executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, confirmed that Daines will run, as was widely expected. Daines previously scheduled a "special event" for Wednesday in Bozeman, Mont., and has been staffing up for a run at the upper chamber.
"Montana, tomorrow, Steve Daines is going to get in the race, and he's an impressive guy," Collins told reporters Tuesday morning. "In a year where we lost the governor's race and the Senate race (in 2012), he won by a healthy margin."