HELENA (AP) — Montana Republican Party chairman Will Deschamps says he will seek re-election after the GOP's big wins last year.
Deschamps is making it known early that he will seek another term as chairman when Republicans hold their state convention in June in Butte.
Deschamps says Republicans had a great year by seizing large margins in the Legislature after November's election.
He says the party needs to finish the job by duplicating that success with the statewide offices on the ballot in 2012.
A big election year looms for both parties in 2012. The governor's seat will be open, Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester will be up for re-election and several statewide offices will be on the ballot.