HELENA — Washington D.C.-based terrorism expert Neil Livingstone is seeking the Republican nomination for governor in Montana in 2012.
Livingstone filed paperwork Friday with the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices allowing him to raise money. He also launched a web site site talking about his Montana roots growing up in Helena before joining the military and working as a security consultant in more than 60 countries.
But Livingstone, perhaps known best as an occasional television commentator on foreign policy issues, says he has always considered Montana his home.
Several other well-known Montana Republicans are in the race, including former Congressman Rick Hill and former state Sens. Corey Stapleton and Ken Miller.
Term limits prevent Gov. Brian Schweitzer from seeking re-election.