- Here in Missoula we now have over 10 candidates running for this year’s city council races.
- Yesterday I noticed that Tom Woods is planning a run at PSC #3, out of the Bozeman area.
- The big news over the past day, however, is Helena’s Mayor Wilmott Collins, and his probable plans to run against Steve Daines next year.
For those that don’t know, Collins is a Liberian refugee that came here around 30 years ago and was elected mayor of Helena last fall. Aside from plowing snow and chatting with voters, I’m not sure what his accomplishments are.
I suspect Collins is just a placeholder candidate until Steve Bullock decides to ‘step down’ to this race next spring. Having Trent Bolger heading up your campaign makes that all the more likely to me. I do know Collins will need to raise a lot of money to keep the Wyoming-native on staff - the Dems paid him around $5,000 a month when he was still working for them.
If I was Steve Daines I’d be incredibly happy if Collins turns out to be my general election opponent. A black man with an accent that wasn’t even born in America?
A race like that’ll be a cakewalk for Daines.