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Juneau may challenge Zinke for House seat

HELENA — Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau is considering challenging U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke for Montana's U.S. House seat next year, a spokeswoman for the Democrat said Wednesday.

Juneau, 48, has been the state's public schools superintendent since 2009 and is the first female Native American elected to statewide office in Montana.

"Denise is seriously considering a run for office because she sees an opportunity to bring a Montana work ethic and her record of getting things done to the U.S. House," spokeswoman Emilie Ritter Saunders said.

But it is a big decision for Juneau and...


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