Roll Call: Tester Camp Chides Rehberg for Event With BP Exec

Montana Rep. Denny Rehberg, a Republican challenging Sen. Jon Tester (D), attended a fundraiser in Denver on Wednesday headlined by former elected officials and several executives from companies with a presence in the region, including BP.

The event took place on the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and according to an invitation obtained by Roll Call, it was co-hosted by Chad Calvert, a director of government and public affairs at BP America.

Reached by phone Wednesday night, Calvert, a former deputy assistant secretary for lands and mineral management at the Interior Department, said he co-hosted the event “as an individual” not a representative of the company. The Rehberg campaign reiterated that in a statement to Roll Call.

Read the whole article >>