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Stephanie Schriock not running for Senate

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EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock will not run for Senate in Montana, dashing the hopes of Democratic activists who hoped to see her become one of the female politicians her organization supports.

“Montana raised me, and it will always be my heart," Schriock said in a statement. "It has been truly incredible to hear from so many folks who believe in me. I would love to say yes, but this is not the right time. There is so much work to be done all over the country fighting on behalf of women and standing up against a concerted effort to roll back the clock on our freedoms and opportunities."