HELENA, Mont. -

Three Democratic women are among those looking at the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Montana.
The state is one of about two dozen where a woman has never been elected to the Senate.
U.S. Sen. Max Baucus announced last month that he would not be seeking re-election. That led to a lot of immediate interest in the 2014 race - the first open Montana Senate seat with no incumbent since the 1970s.
So far, former Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer has gathered much of the focus as he considers a run.
But state auditor Monica Lindeen and state schools superintendent Denise Juneau say they may run if Schweitzer doesn't. And Stephanie Schriock, who leads a group that supports female candidates, is also considering it.