A few days after Amanda Curtis' longshot campaign for U.S. Senate, she says she's back to doing what she loves best, teaching math at Butte High School.

Curtis accepted the Democratic nomination in mid-August after Sen. John Walsh withdrew amid a plagiarism scandal.

The one-term state lawmaker didn't have the time to mount a campaign to match Republican opponent Steve Daines, and he won the race handily.

Curtis says she gave it her all for those 80 days, traveling 11,000 miles throughout the state to introduce herself to voters. She also debated Daines twice successfully and raised enough money to launch two television ads.

Neither Curtis nor the Democratic Party will say if Curtis will run for office in the future.

Democratic Party spokesman Bryan Watt says simply she has a bright future.

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