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.
"Rehberg refused to support a Republican budget plan that could harm the Medicare program so many of Montana's seniors rely on," the voiceover says, also highlighting Rehberg's opposition to the Central American Free Trade Agreement and the Wall Street bailouts. Watch the ad below:
A spokesman for the Rehberg campaign, Chris Bond, said the congressman would agree with the ad's claim that the Ryan reforms "could harm" Medicare and that Rehberg is against the "process" by which the reforms were crafted and voted on.
"Any substantive changes to Medicare deserve an open discussion with seniors," Bond said, saying the Ryan reforms, which passed the House in 2011 with the support of 235 Republicans, were a "top down" approach rather than a "grassroots, bottom up" approach, the latter of which Bond says Rehberg would prefer.
Rehberg is facing incumbent Democrat Jon Tester in November. Rasmussen Reports have shown Rehberg with a slight lead over the last several months, but one poll in May saw Rehberg jump ahead to a 10-point advantage. The most recent from Rasmussen, released earlier this month, showed Rehberg back to only a 2-point margin over Tester. The seat is one of the GOP's highest priorities in the party's race to gain control of the Senate.
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:
3:30 PM, Oct 18, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Last week, Senator Jon Tester, D-Mont., forcefully condemned business that have dealings with Iran. Not surprisingly, Tester used the issue to zero in on Koch Industries. Since the Koch brothers are patrons of many conservative and libertarian causes (at least when the DSCC isn't begging Koch for money themselves), Democrats have tried to make hay out of the company's alleged shady dealings in Iran.
3:14 PM, Oct 12, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Last night, two Democratic senators helped block a motion to debate and vote on the president's jobs bill. That hasn't stopped Barack Obama from arguing that it was Republicans in the Senate who are solely responsible for holding up his bill's movement.
Nostalgia and naivete at the New York Times.4:11 PM, Oct 13, 2010 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
The Scrapbook was recently alerted to this gem from the New York Times editorial page, which we missed when it was published in August: a love letter to Montana Democrat senator Jon Tester and Iowa Republican Charles Grassley, the last two gentlemen farmers in Congress's upper chamber.
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