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Wilmot Collins stands in the Helena City Commission chambers before a meeting. He moved to Montana in the early 1990s and is now running for the U.S. Senate. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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In Montana, A Liberian Refugee Mounts A U.S. Senate Challenge

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Wilmot Collins, the next mayor of Helena, Mont., came to the U.S. as a refugee during Liberia's civil war. Refugees are "not bloodsuckers," he says. "We are not just here to consume the resources. We provide for the economy." Corin Cates-Carney for NPR hide caption

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