Denny Rehberg “Seriously Considering” Running for Open U.S. House Seat
Former Montana and U.S. Congressman Denny Rehberg is considering a run for the House seat he vacated in 2012.
In 2012, Rehberg had hoped to capture the U.S. Senate seat held by Jon Tester, but lost after one of the closest and most costly elections in U.S. history.
“I’m still getting a lot of phone calls, people are talking to me and I have not ruled it out yet,” said Rehberg, during an interview with talk show host Aaron Flint on the January 2 broadcast of Voices of Montana.
Rehberg said he believes his family is in a strong enough position to continue running things without his help and that he has a strong pull back to representing the public.
“I am seriously looking at that House seat again,” said Rehberg. “I did have it for 12 years. It’s not that I feel anything other than drawn back to public service. I like business, I like creating jobs, but at the same time I can tell you where the problems are in our tax policy, our spending policy, and I think I can bring some experience. We’ve got to fix this…”
Many Republicans have already declared to be in the race for the House seat, which is shaping up to be the most contested primary of 2014.
The motivation to seek office appears to have changed with the new year. In January of 2013, Rehberg declared that he was “ruling out” another political run.