NEW AD Highlights Jon Tester’s Fight to Hold Government Accountable and Clean Up Congress

Billings—Today, the campaign for Big Sandy farmer and U.S. Senator Jon Tester launched a new statewide television ad for his 2018 re-election campaign. The 30-second spot, “Open Contracts,” lifts up Tester’s work to cut government waste and abuse and hold Congress accountable.

The ad highlights that Tester was the first senator to post his Senate schedule online so Montanans can see who he is meeting with behind closed doors, and how Jon has fought to make government more transparent.

The ad also details Tester’s bill to require all big government contracts to be made public so that taxpayers know exactly how their money is being spent—even if Washington doesn’t like it.

“Jon doesn’t always do the most popular thing in Washington—but he never stops fighting for Montana and he never stops holding government accountable,” said Christie Roberts, Campaign Manager for Montanans for Tester. “Whether he’s cutting Congressional perks, returning millions of taxpayer dollars from his office budget, or meeting with Montanans face-to-face in town halls—Jon is fighting to make government work for Montana.”

WATCH: “Open Contracts

Tester has fought his entire career to crack down on lobbyist influence and cut government waste, fraud, and abuse.

Tester voted for groundbreaking legislation that banned ALL lawmakers—himself included—from accepting travel, gifts, and meals from lobbyists, and is fighting to impose a five year lobbying ban on Congress.

Tester has also pushed to eliminate automatic pay raises for members of Congress, and earlier this Congress President Trump signed a Tester-backed bill to prohibit members of Congress from using taxpayer dollars to commission oil paintings of themselves.

Since Tester was elected to the Senate, he has returned more than $3 million of taxpayer dollars from his office budget.