HELENA (AP) — Gov. Brian Schweitzer is advising the first Republican in 20 years to be elected attorney general not be too partisan.
Attorney General-elect Tim Fox asked for the Friday meeting with the Democratic governor. He has been gathering advice from current and past officeholders as he prepares to take his first statewide office.
Schweitzer told Fox to not listen too much to partisans in his party who may want him to be a Republican attack dog.
The governor says he has learned "the best political friends give the worst political advice."
Fox is the only Republican who won a state Land Board seat in last week's election.
Fox says he hopes to be a statesman who serves on the board not as a Republican, but as "one of five Montanans.