Freshman Rep. Steve Daines's (R-Mont.) office says he is looking at running for Senate now that Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) is retiring.

"Steve is humbled by the calls and e-mails encouraging him to consider a run for the Senate, and given today’s announcement by Senator Baucus, he is giving it serious and thoughtful consideration," Daines spokeswoman Alee Lockman said in an e-mail. "He remains committed to serving the people of Montana and solving the challenges facing our nation."