UPDATE #4 – “Up and at ’em”

We’re still up and at ‘em in Great Falls, where we’re watching final returns come in from across Montana. According to the latest numbers, Jon Tester is sitting on a lead.  But this race has not been called.  At 2 a.m. MDT, Jon told a crowded room full of cheering supporters: “The good news is:…

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UPDATE #2 – “Rehberg’s Robocalls”

Nov. 6, 2012 1:45 p.m. Earlier today, I tweeted this recording of a robocall on behalf of Congressman Dennis Rehberg, which apparently saturated Montana homes last night.  As Congressman Rehberg should know, robocalls are illegal in Montana. That hasn’t stopped the Congressman’s own family from robocalling Montanans in recent days.  HERE is a recording of…

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UPDATE #1 – “The Electric City”

Nov. 6, 2012 9:30 a.m. Good morning from “The Electric City” of Great Falls, where scores of volunteers are hard at work getting out the vote for Montana farmer Jon Tester. I’ll be sending updates as they come in today.  Here’s what’s happening now: Jon Tester wrapped up his 21st rally in the past week…

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POLL UPDATE: Tester leads latest Senate poll

Montana farmer takes lead in 7 of 8 most recent public polls Nov. 4, 2012 BILLINGS, Mont. – With the release of another poll Sunday, Montana farmer Jon Tester is keeping a clear lead over Congressman Dennis Rehberg. A new survey released today by Public Policy Polling puts Tester ahead of Congressman Dennis Rehberg by…

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Traveling Chicken returns as Rehberg hides from Montanans

Rehberg’s campaign events lackluster compared to Tester’s Nov. 4, 2012 BILLINGS, Mont. – The Traveling Chicken, who crossed the country this summer in search of Dennis Rehberg, is back. And he’s again on the lookout for the lobbyist-turned-Congressman. Politico reports that while Tester “sprints” across Montana holding energetic rallies with hundreds of people this weekend,…

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BOAT CRASH REPORT: Where are the witness statements?

New report does not include witness accounts as judge ordered Nov. 1, 2012 BILLINGS, Mont. –  The newly released investigative report about Congressman Dennis Rehberg’s alcohol-related boat crash on Flathead Lake may be incomplete. In 2010, District Judge John McKeon ordered the report, called a “Pre-Sentencing Investigation,” to include witness statements from Rehberg and the…

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Rehberg boat crash report ‘raises more questions about a gross failure of accountability’

Congressman claimed ‘no signs of impairment,’ but records tell a different story Heavily redacted report includes no witness statement from Rehberg Oct. 31, 2012 BILLINGS, Mont. – Montanans for Tester campaign manager Preston Elliott tonight released the following statement in response to the “heavily redacted” release of the 155-page report of Congressman Dennis Rehberg’s 2009…

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Tester response to exposé of Citizens United corruption in Montana politics

PBS Frontline shines light on ‘dark money’ that Tester opposes, Rehberg supports Oct. 31, 2012 GLENDIVE, Mont. – Montana Farmer Jon Tester this morning released the following statement in response to “Big Sky, Big Money,” a PBS Frontline documentary that uncovers corruption in Montana politics following the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United v. FEC case—a decision supported by lobbyist-turned-Congressman…

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Tester greets Sen. McCain with a full-page ad… and a ‘thank you’

Ad highlights McCain’s and Tester’s fight to end Rehberg’s secret political spending Oct. 31, 2012 BILLINGS, Mont. – Thousands of Montanans opened today’s Billings Gazette to find a full-page ad welcoming Senator John McCain of Arizona back to the Big Sky State with a genuine “thank you” from Montana farmer Jon Tester. The ad, online HERE, praises McCain…

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