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Bullock names former lawmaker as lieutenant governor


Last updated 12/30/2015 at 8:37pm

BILLINGS (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Wednesday named a former state lawmaker from Helena as his third lieutenant governor in three years as Democrats sought to shore up the party's gubernatorial ticket ahead of the 2016 elections.

Bullock announced the appointment of Mike Cooney to replace Angela McLean, who resigned last month amid tensions with the governor and his staff as revealed in their emails.

Bullock said Cooney was a proven leader with a four-decade political track record.

"I'm impressed by Mike's hard work and his commitment to public service," Bullock said in a st...

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