BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — High school math teacher and former U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis has announced she's getting back on the campaign trial, this time for the state Legislature.

Curtis is running for Butte's House District 74 seat, currently held by Rep. Pat Noonan, D-Ramsay, who has reached his term limit.

She served as butte's representative in House District 76 in 2013, but did not seek re-election in 2014. Instead she mounted a statewide campaign as the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator. She lost by nearly 18 percentage points to Bozeman Republican Steve Daines.

Curtis says she loves her job in Butte and believes she can defend working families and labor rights in the Legislature.

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