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Perennial candidate Bob Kelleher dies at 88


HELENA — Bob Kelleher — an attorney, perennial political candidate and delegate to the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention — has died at age 88.

David Kelleher, of Kalispell, tells Lee Newspapers of Montana that his father died Sunday in Billings.

Kelleher, who many will remember for his bushy eyebrows, ran for office 16 times between 1964 and 2008, mostly as a Democrat. He won the six-way Republican primary nomination for U.S. Senate in 2008 but lost to Sen. Max Baucus in the general election. He also ran on the Green Party ticket and made a failed bid for president in 1976 in t...

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