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Montana's new congressman rides in Inaugural Parade

By Alissa Irei, KTVM Anchor, airei@ktvm.com
Published On: Jan 30 2013 02:30:11 PM MST
Updated On: Jan 21 2013 05:21:45 PM MST
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Three of Montana's political leaders represented the state in the 2013 Inaugural Parade.

Congressman Steve Daines, Senator Max Baucus and Governor Steve Bullock rode horseback down Pennsylvania Avenue, from the U.S. Capitol to the White House.

The horseback ride is traditional for Montana lawmakers.

Also joining the Montana delegation for Monday's pomp and circumstance -- leaders of Associated Students of Montana State University. The group of students was invited by Daines, himself a Bozeman local and MSU graduate.

"It was an honor to participate in today's inauguration events and be a part of this great Montana tradition," the newly-elected congressman said. "From witnessing the peaceful transfer of power from the Capitol steps to riding a horse down the streets of Washington, D.C., today's events remind me of how great this nation is and how blessed we are to be Americans."