In videos posted on the Internet, Curtis has said many things, including that she’s “an anarchist at heart,” that she felt like punching a Republican lawmaker last year, and that Republicans are like Frankenstein with an “abnormal brain” for opposing Medicaid expansion.
Curtis, a high school math teacher and state representative from Butte, was chosen Saturday as the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate that will replace Sen. John Walsh on the Nov. 4 ballot.
A party nominating convention chose Curtis over Wilsall rancher Dirk Adams. She enters the race a decided underdog against Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines. Libertarian Roger Roots also is running.
Curtis, 34, elected to the Legislature in 2012, made her mark during her first legislative session in 2013 by posting a daily video on the Internet, in which she reviewed each day’s legislative action.