Montana Democratic superdelegate and Governor Steve Bullock was nowhere to be found at Tuesday’s historic nomination of Hillary Clinton, the first woman ever nominated by a major political party for the presidency of the United States during the Democratic National Convention.  Bullock is one of only three Democratic governors not attending.

Bullock’s campaign spokesman Jason Pitt said (quote) "He’s got an important job making sure we remain the most prudent state in the country and standing up for public lands."(unquote)  Pitt said Bullock’s skipping the convention has nothing to do with not wanting to be associated with Hillary Clinton.

Clinton lost the Montana primary to Bernie Sanders.  Some public polling suggests that Donald Trump has a sizable advantage over Clinton in Montana.  Earlier this month, the 538 blog by New York Times pollster Nate Silver gave Trump a 21-point lead over Clinton in Montana.