Could former University of Montana Grizzly football standout, and NFL player, Chase Reynolds be the answer to the GOP's prayers in Missoula?  Check out the story below from the Associated Press.

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Former Drummond High School and Montana Grizzlies football player Chase Reynolds has filed to run for state senate out of Missoula.

The Missoulian reports that Reynolds filed on Monday with a six-year National Football League career in his rear-view mirror.

Reynolds says he has been considering a run for a while, and now seemed "as good a time as ever." He says he wants to tackle Missoula's home affordability issues that make it hard to raise a family here.

Reynolds filed as a Republican in Missoula Senate District 49, where incumbent Diane Sands has already filed for a second four-year term.

Sands edged Republican Dick Haines by 35 votes in 2014 in a race that required a recount.

No one else has filed so far.

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