Bob Kelleher Files For Senate

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Perennial candidate Bob Kelleher has filed as a Republican for the U.S. Senate.

And he has the same message he’s advocated since 1972: a call for the United States to switch to a parliamentary form of government.

Kelleher turns 85 later this month. He paid his $1,693 filing fee to the Montana secretary of state’s office on Wednesday.

He will face three other Republicans in the June 3rd primary: state Representative Michael Lange and Kirk Bushman, both of Billings, and Anton Pearson of St. Regis.

The winner will face off against Democratic U.S. Senator Max Baucus, who is unopposed so far in his primary. The filing deadline is March 20.

This will be Kelleher’s 16th run for office since 1964. He has run on the Democratic and Green Party tickets and is now on the Republican ballot.