10:10 AM, Apr 23, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democrat Max Baucus, the senior senator from Montana, will not seek reelection to his seat in 2014. The Washington Post reports:
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) is retiring rather than seek re-election in 2014, according to two senior Democratic strategists familiar with his plans.
First elected in 1978, Baucus has been the top Democrat on the powerful committee since 2001. The likely Democratic candidate to succeed him would be former governor Brian Schweitzer, sources said.
Meet Corey Stapleton.3:16 PM, Feb 6, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Former state senator and Republican Corey Stapleton of Montana is jumping into the race to challenge a long-serving Senate Democrat, Max Baucus. One Republican strategist says Stapleton, a former state senator and retired officer in the Navy, has a "good story to tell," calling the small business owner a "young, fresh face."
11:20 AM, Sep 21, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senate majority leader Harry Reid is holding up the Senate to allow a vote on a bill introduced by embattled Democrat Jon Tester.
2:04 PM, Jun 22, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new ad from the Montana GOP focuses on Republican Senate candidate Denny Rehberg's record of independence from Washington and his own party, and includes a criticism of Paul Ryan's proposed Medicare reforms, which Rehberg voted against in the House.
3:35 PM, May 30, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Senate candidate Denny Rehberg of Montana has a new television ad knocking his opponent, Democratic senator Jon Tester, for voting for Obamacare and Wall Street bailouts. Watch the ad, a sequel to Rehberg's first "Washington baloney" ad, below:
12:00 PM, May 17, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Senate candidate Denny Rehberg of Montana has a new television spot out taking on his opponent, first-term Democrat Jon Tester, for bringing back home "Washington bologna."
1:42 PM, May 9, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican congressman Denny Rehberg of Montana has released his first television ad in his race against incumbent Democratic senator Jon Tester. The ad contrasts Tester votes in the Senate for "higher taxes," to "raise his own pay," and for "bonuses for Wall Street executives" with Rehberg's House record.
"Denny Rehberg cut taxes, opposed bailouts, voted against pay raises, because it's your money, not theirs," the voiceover says. Watch the ad below:
But the Montana Democrat receives big bucks from K Street.5:02 PM, May 7, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new ad from Montana senator Jon Tester's reelection campaign features supporters touting his record on ethics. Among the testimonials is one from former congressman Pat Williams. "He's cracked down on lobbyists, refused their trips" Williams says. Watch the ad below:
3:05 PM, May 4, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll from Rasmussen shows Republican congressman Denny Rehberg leading his Democratic opponent, Senator Jon Tester, in the race for the U.S. Senate in Montana, 53 percent to 43 percent. This is Rehberg's widest lead yet.
5:54 PM, Apr 19, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
On MSNBC Thursday, Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) was asked whether President Barack Obama being at the top of the ticket in November would be a "drag" on Tester's reelection chances. Watch the video below:
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