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Governor picks Gallik for political practices post


HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer has chosen Helena attorney and former legislator David Gallik to head the state's political practices office.

In picking Gallick, the Democratic governor ignored three other candidates forwarded by legislative leaders of both parties earlier Friday.

Schweitzer was not bound to the picks. But when he picked Jennifer Hensley, one of the last nominees that lawmakers sent to him, the GOP-led Senate rebuffed that choice.

The Senate must confirm Gallik when the Legislature reconvenes in 2013.

Gallik is an attorney in private practice and a former Democratic st...

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