Oct. 15, 2012
KALISPELL, Mont. – Montana farmer Jon Tester has earned the first newspaper endorsement in Montana’s U.S. Senate race—from a key part of the state.
“We need statesmen, not political rhetoric,’ the Bozeman Daily Chronicle writes in its endorsement of Tester. “We need leaders who understand that perhaps they don’t have the only good idea, not biased gamesmanship.”
In its endorsement, the Chronicle praised Tester for his record of putting Montana—not party—first, and his ability to work together to find responsible solutions.
“Bringing the country’s deficit under control provides a telling example,” The Chronicle writes. “Tester has a clear belief that reducing the nation’s debt will require sacrifice from both sides of the aisle” and “has shown more willingness and ability to work toward solutions than has Rehberg, qualities sorely needed in Congress, perhaps now more than ever.”
The Daily Chronicle’s endorsement is the first major newspaper endorsement in Montana’s U.S. Senate race.