Montana state schools superintendent Denise Juneau announced Monday that she will not seek the open Montana Senate seat, leaving Democrats still in search of a standard-bearer in the race.

"After much deliberation, I have decided not to seek the U.S. House or Senate seats in 2014," Juneau said on her Facebook page. "I sincerely appreciate the outpouring of support and encouragement I have received from people all across Montana and the country."