Politico: Tester to Taco Bell: 'Here’s the beef'

Never one to miss an opportunity to promote his home-state cattle ranchers, Montana Sen. Jon Tester has a message for Taco Bell: “If you want beef, Montana has got you covered.”

The beef barb comes at a testy time for Taco Bell. The Tex-Mex chain is getting grilled over its beef products, which a class action lawsuit claims are actually contain less than 35 percent beef. The rest, the lawsuit claims, are “taco filler.”

Tester, a Democrat and third generation cattle rancher who is up for re-election in 2012, released a statement Monday encouraging Taco Bell to come to Montana to close the gap.

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