Jon Tester

Torrey Wiley, Beaver Creek Plantation

  The lobbying arm for the National Rifle Association is among the groups targeting Montana’s U.S. Senate race over the issue of guns in hopes of unseating Democratic incumbent Jon Tester.  The issue of the 2nd Amendment was raised during a televised debate Saturday evening. 

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The role for government when it comes to health care was just one of the topics where Montana’s U.S. Senate candidates disagreed during Saturday’s televised debate.

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The National Rifle Association has spent nearly $3 million so far in the 2018 election cycle. A big chunk of that change is centered on a race right here in the Mountain West.

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale pledged if he’s elected in November, he’ll serve no more than 2 terms.  The pronouncement came during a campaign rally last night that featured President Donald Trump.

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Editor’s note: Senator Jon Tester was asked during the press conference if he had met with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Tester had said he meeting was cancelled by the White House. A Tester spokeswoman called YPR Saturday to clarify that no meeting was actually scheduled and the schedulers were working on setting a date. “Jon misspoke. Our office and the White House were working on scheduling a meeting for the week of August 20, but the White House pushed that back.”

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Some Republicans are angry with a concert poster by iconic rock band Pearl Jam.

It’s an absurdist cartoon featuring an apocalyptic scene with an eagle picking at the skeleton of President Donald Trump, a UFO and Montana’s Democratic U.S. Senator Jon Tester flying a tractor over a burning White House.

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Even in traditionally Republican strongholds, Democrats are doing really well in primaries across the Mountain West.

But high voter turnout in primaries doesn’t necessarily indicate a blue wave will sweep across the Rocky Mountains this November.

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Vice President Mike Pence was the latest to rail against Montana’s Democratic U.S. Senator Jon Tester who faces re-election in November.

Over the past 4 ½ weeks President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and now Pence have traveled to Montana to campaign on behalf of Republican challenger Matt Rosendale.

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Laurel and Big Timber are among the communities across Montana struggling to provide clean drinking water, deal with storm runoff, and maintain roads and bridges.  They are also scratching their heads over how to pay for these multi-million dollar projects with their small tax or rate base.

Pence Visit To Billings Rescheduled To Wednesday

Jul 18, 2018
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Editors note:  this story was updated to reflect comments from Matt Rosendale that were emailed after this story was published.

Vice President Mike Pence rescheduled his visit to Billings, Montana.  He’s now to speak Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at the MetraPark Montana Pavilion’s large bay room.  Originally he was to scheduled for Tuesday.

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