Update: Ex-U.S. Rep. Rick Hill to announce for governor Monday


Former U.S. Rep. Rick Hill to run for governor

HELENA (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Rick Hill made it clear Friday he will be running for governor in 2012, scheduling a formal announcement for Monday.

Word of the Republican's candidacy, long expected, comes after some of the biggest election wins seen by the GOP in years. The Republicans dominated state legislative elections, securing the biggest lead in the state House either party has had in decades.

Hill retired from Congress in 1999 after two terms due to eye problems. He has since said that issue has been corrected.

The 63-year-old Hil...

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