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Baucus 'Humbled' By Presidential Nomination

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Senator Max Baucus says he is "humbled" by President Obama's announcement that he will nominate the 72-year-old Montanan to one of the country's most important diplomatic roles-- Ambassador to China.

If the President's nomination is confirmed by the Senate, Baucus will replace Gary Locke as Ambassador.

Baucus released his first comment to the nomination saying, "It's an honor to be presented with an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of my mentor, Mike Mansfield, who worked to strengthen and improve America's important relationships throughout Asia."

"I welcome this opportunity to continue to serve Montana and my country."

Baucus has received a wave of support from fellow state leaders including Sen. Jon Tester and Rep. Steve Daines.


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