Mont. Senate candidate says Harry Reid asked him not to run


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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called former Montana Lieutenant Gov. John Bohlinger (D) who announced he is is running for a Senate seat--
Bohlinger: "And he said, you know, 'John, you know, you're a nice guy, but we've chosen Walsh. We'd like you to drop out. We don't want to have a primary.
"And I said, 'Senator, we're going to have a primary in Montana. And it will be the people of Montana that choose the next Democratic Senatorial candidate.' "
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