Politico includes Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer on it’s list of potential Democrats for the 2016 presidential ticket:
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer
Much like Obama’s 2004 convention speech catapulted him to star status, Schweitzer’s 2008 speech also gave him credibility, buzz and recognition among party leaders. While Montana is not a swing state, its red-state credentials would help shake the liberal label the other 2016 hopefuls might carry. Schweitzer is a fresh face whose oratorical skills are an asset and a liability. U.S.News& World Report wrote last summer that Schweitzer impressed party elders across early states, already laying the groundwork for a primary slog.
Of course, it can’t hurt that Montana has had the highest surplus in the state’s history under Governor Schweitzer with an average ending fund balance of $414 million. The average fund balance of the eighteen years prior to Schweitzer was $54 million.
Also on the list: Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Andrew Cuomo, and Martin O’Malley.