Baucusí decision not to seek re-election means all eyes are on Montanaís former Democratic governor.
But the Finance Committee chairman will turn 73 a month after the 2014 elections, and Baucus said in a statement that heís looking forward to spending time with his wife and son once his term his up.
ďItís a surprise because Max was doing everything right ó money, votes, getting back to Montana. All that stuff,Ē one Democratic operative familiar with Baucus said. ďIn that sense itís surprising, but on the other hand it makes a total sense.Ē
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.