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Just before 5 p.m. Air Force Two with Vice President Joe Biden
aboard landed at the Helena Regional Airport. Biden came to the
Queen City to attend the wedding of U.S. Sen. Max Baucus who is
marrying his former state office director, Melodee Hanes.
Just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, Air Force Two with Vice
President Joe Biden aboard landed at the Helena Regional Airport;
and as he did, local officers worked to close roads leading to the
Sieben Ranch. Travelers were stopped on North Washington Street,
and the Custer Avenue and Cedar Street bridges were temporarily
closed as the motorcade made its way to the ranch north of town.
Biden came to the Queen City to attend the wedding of U.S. Sen. Max
Baucus who is marrying his former state office director, Melodee
HELENA (AP) — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus has married his girlfriend
and former state director Melodee Hanes at the Sieben Ranch north
Spokeswoman Kate Downen has said the wedding Saturday evening
would be small and casual with close friends and family, but did
not release a guest list. Air Force Two carrying Vice President Joe
Biden landed in Helena earlier in the day.
The 69-year-old senator recommended Hanes for Montana’s U.S.
attorney post in 2009, a move that came under scrutiny due to
She withdrew her name from consideration and took a job with the
Justice Department in Washington, D.C.
The couple plans to honeymoon in Glacier National Park in
Baucus and his second wife, Wanda, divorced in 2009 after 25
years of marriage.