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  • Washington Post Publishes Jon Tester Campaign Ad Disguised as Article

    05/02/2017 7:15:26 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 2, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    The good news for Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) is that he doesn't have to hire a professional to write his 2018 re-election ad copy. That service was already provided for him in the May 2 Washington Post Style section with a campaign ad disguised as an article written by Ben Terris. The theme of the campaign ad seems to be "salt of the earth" so let us now join it in mid gush:
  • Unsustainable model: Economist says 'balanced budget' adage doesn't work

    01/22/2017 7:13:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Montana Standard ^ | January 22, 2017 | Tom Lutey
    BILLINGS -- As bipartisan crowd-pleasers go, few get Montanans nodding more approvingly than calls for a balanced federal budget, which is why U.S. Sen. Steve Daines recently offered a bill forcing his peers to go unpaid unless they reign in spending. “As I travel around Montana, as I did in December wrapping up a 56-county tour, when I talk about this bill, it’s a bill that will literally bring applause from across the state,” Daines told The Gazette. The state of Montana balances its budget. The federal government should do the same, or so goes the narrative that literally every...
  • Unexpectedly some Senate Dems are ready to work with Trump and the GOP

    11/28/2016 9:35:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 28, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    What a difference a few weeks makes. Right up until the morning of November 8th the two parties were lined up in the political equivalent of trenches on the western front in WW1. You’d have been hard pressed to find a Democrat anywhere in the nation who wasn’t ready to declare open rhetorical warfare on Donald Trump and anyone agreeing with a single policy he endorsed. But now, with the dust largely settled, there’s a particular group of Democrats in the Senate who suddenly are finding common ground to be a good thing and are ready to work across the...
  • Dems push for same-day voter registration

    05/04/2015 11:54:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) want every state to offer same-day voter registration for federal elections. The Democratic senators have reintroduced the Same Day Registration Act, which would require states to allow voters to register on the day of an election. Ten states, plus the District of Columbia, currently allow eligible voters to do so, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In addition, the group notes that Illinois is expected to implement statewide same-day voter registration later this year. Advocates argue it can help increase voter turnout, while opponents say it increases the chances for...
  • As Democratic infighting intensifies, Hagel allies fire back at the White House

    11/30/2014 3:41:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/30/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Among Democrats, fighting is breaking out all over. The Senate’s third-ranking Democrat, Chuck Schumer (D-NY), is hurling criticisms toward the White House over Barack Obama’s handling of the recession and his myopic and politically ruinous obsession with reforming the nation’s health care system amid that economic downturn.In response, the White House took what Reuters called the “unusual step” of publicly pledging to veto an overdue plan to reform the nation’s tax code which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has been in the process of negotiating with House Republicans. When Obama announced his intention to extend legal status to...
  • Corker: WH foreign policy talks 'bizarre'

    05/23/2014 1:12:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Top White House officials have reportedly been holding private meetings with lawmakers this week to boost support for the president’s foreign policy strategy, although the outreach effort appears to have left some lawmakers confused and upset. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) described a meeting with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and National Security Adviser Susan Rice earlier this week as “one of the most bizarre I've attended on Foreign Relations on foreign policy in our country.” “I know several of us were involved in a very bizarre discussion last night. This continues a very bizarre discussion,” Corker added, according...
  • Senate Elections to Watch on Tuesday

    11/05/2012 7:00:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2012 | Brian Darling
    Most Americans will focus on election results in Ohio and Florida to see who rides those states’ Electoral College votes into the White House. But the winner of the presidential race will not automatically control the 2013 legislative agenda. Congress still matters. The battle for control of the U.S. Senate is vitally important and just as hard-fought as the top-of-the-ticket contest. Currently, a caucus of 51 Democrats and two liberal Independents rule the upper chamber. Since the Vice President can cast tie-breaking votes in the Senate, Republicans would have to pick up three seats to gain a working majority...
  • Montana’s Tester says he’s not Obama’s ‘twin’ in tight Senate race

    10/10/2012 7:47:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 10/10/12 | Valerie Richardson
    President Obama hasn’t visited Montana in years, but he’s casting a long shadow over Democratic Sen. Jon Tester’s re-election chances. In a race marked by jostling over which candidate is the most politically independent, the freshman Democrat has been slammed by accusations that he’s too willing to dance to Mr. Obama’s tune. His opponent, Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg, has all but printed up T-shirts stating that Mr. Tester votes with the president 95 percent of the time. “One of the big themes of this race is, Who’s the real Montanan? Who’s more independent? Who’s willing to buck his party?” said...
  • N.J. Gov. Christie calls Tester a 'phony' at Billings fundraiser

    10/08/2012 6:10:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    ap ^ | October 06, 2012
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie derided Montana Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester on Friday as a “phony” who does not represent the state’s values as he urged Republicans to rally behind the campaign of Tester challenger Denny Rehberg. ... Christie said Tester has turned his back on Montana since his election six years ago by establishing close relationships with lobbyists and lining up behind Democratic leaders like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
  • Lee poll: Rehberg leads Tester in U.S. Senate race

    09/24/2012 4:01:00 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 24 replies
    Missoulian ^ | 9/23/12 | MIKE DENNISON
    HELENA – Republican challenger Denny Rehberg holds a slight edge over Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in the state’s most expensive and hotly contested campaign this year, a poll by Lee Newspapers shows. Rehberg, the state’s sole congressman, is favored by 48 percent of those polled earlier this week, while Tester had the support of 45 percent. Only 6 percent were undecided and 1 percent said they would vote for Libertarian Dan Cox of Hamilton. “Usually, if an incumbent is trailing, that’s a problem,” said pollster Brad Coker of Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, which conducted the poll for Lee Newspapers...
  • Democrat Senate Passes Tax Bill To Stick It To Job Creators

    07/26/2012 7:11:50 AM PDT · by Qbert · 3 replies
    RightWingNews ^ | 7/26/2012 | William Teach
    Interestingly, if they really cared about the middle class, they’d call for a reduction in taxes on those making less than $200k individual/$250 joint (Washington Post) The Senate on Wednesday narrowly approved a plan to preserve tax cuts for the middle class while letting them expire for the wealthy, a powerful if largely symbolic victory for Democrats who have been pushing to raise taxes on the rich for more than a decade. The measure is dead on arrival in the Republican-controlled House, where leaders are preparing to vote next week on their own plan to extend the George W. Bush-era...
  • Obamacare Democrats Find Themselves in GOP Crosshairs

    07/07/2012 12:31:46 PM PDT · by Qbert · 19 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 28 Jun 2012 | Henry J. Reske and Paul Scicchitano
    The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare puts a number of Senate Democrats who voted for the healthcare overhaul and are seeking re-election in the crosshairs of the GOP. Of the 60 Democrats and independents that voted to approve President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, 15 are up for re-election this year. The GOP needs to pick up four seats to take control of the Senate should Obama win re-election; three should Mitt Romney win, as his GOP vice president would break the tie. Of those seeking re-election, the GOP’s best chance for pickups are most likely in Florida, Missouri, Montana,...
  • Senate Democrats balk at ending Bush-era tax rates for wealthy (reelection problems)

    06/19/2012 2:52:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/19/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats balk at ending Bush-era tax rates for wealthyBy Alexander Bolton - 06/19/12 05:00 AM ET A growing number of Senate Democrats are signaling they are not prepared to raise taxes on anyone in the weak economy unless Congress approves a grand bargain to reduce the deficit. At least seven Democratic senators have declined to rule out supporting a temporary extension of the Bush-era income tax rates, breaking with party leaders who have called for letting the rates expire for people earning more than $1 million per year. That gives Senate Republicans a chance to push a temporary extension...
  • GOP money floods battlegrounds, threatens Dems' hold on Senate

    05/01/2012 2:33:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/01/12 | Alexander Bolton
    GOP money floods battlegrounds, threatens Dems' hold on SenateBy Alexander Bolton - 05/01/12 05:00 AM ET Third-party groups allied with the Republican Party have vastly outspent Democratic incumbents and their backers in Senate battlegrounds. The disparity in advertising firepower threatens Democratic control of the Senate and could have an impact on the presidential race as well. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a first-term Democrat from Ohio, has been the primary target of outside groups, which have outspent his allies by a ratio of 10-1 this election cycle. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Crossroads GPS and 60Plus Association have funded the bulk of...
  • Tester leads MT-Sen, GOP ahead in House race

    05/01/2012 4:52:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    PPP's first three polls on the Montana Senate race found the same thing every time: a 2 point lead for Denny Rehberg. Over the last six months though there's been a shift and Jon Tester now leads Rehberg by a 48-43 margin. Tester's moved into the lead because of shifts with Democrats and independents. What was an 86-10 lead with Democrats is now 90-7. He's been able to consolidate his base some. And although he already led independents by a 46-41 margin he's pushed that advantage up further to 48-36. Montanans are closely divided in their feelings about Tester with...
  • Tester’s Bounty - Montana Dem tops in K Street Cash

    04/13/2012 12:25:11 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 13, 2012 | Bill McMorris
    The lobbying industry’s favorite senator has turned Big Bank protections into a flood of campaign cash. Sen. Jon Tester (D., Mont.) received nearly $300,000 from lobbyists in 2012, making him the top recipient of K Street dollars, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Tester has denied the fact on multiple occasions, saying it is “not true.” But a Washington Free Beacon review of campaign contributions reveals that Tester leads all Senators in lobbying cash. He is also flush in contributions from Wall Street firms and big banks, ranking second in the Senate for commercial bank donations, third for credit...
  • Montana Senate: Rehberg (R) 47%, Tester (D) 44%

    04/03/2012 3:24:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | March 3, 2012
    Republican Congressman Denny Rehberg still maintains a very narrow advantage over Democratic incumbent Jon Tester in Montana’s closely contested U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Montana Voters shows Rehberg with 47% support to Tester’s 44%. Six percent (6%) like some other candidate in the race, and three percent are undecided.
  • Dem (aka 'bipartisan') Keystone support creates tougher fight for Reid, Obama

    12/16/2011 9:20:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/16/11 | Alexander Bolton
    Dem Keystone support creates tougher fight for Reid, ObamaBy Alexander Bolton - 12/16/11 04:08 PM ET Republicans want to jam Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on the Keystone oil sands pipeline and the Democratic leader will have a tough time resisting, given support within his caucus for the project. GOP leaders have made clear to Reid that they will not approve an extension of the payroll tax holiday unless it includes language to speed up construction of the pipeline. Senate Republicans estimate as many as 14 Senate Democrats support the project. Labor unions have also voiced strong backing, complicating...
  • 10 most vulnerable U.S. senators in 2012

    10/24/2011 9:24:16 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 28 replies · 1+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | October 20, 2011 | Source: thewesternworld.com (http://is.gd/6hLSXp)
    1. Ben Nelson, D-Neb. 2. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. 3. Jon Tester, D-Mont. 4. Scott Brown, R-Mass. 5. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah 6. Dick Lugar, R-Ind. 7. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio 8. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. 9. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine 10. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.
  • Debt ceiling: Tell Tester to stand up for us ("Moderate" Montana Dem Senator supports tax hikes)

    07/19/2011 9:14:33 AM PDT · by Qbert · 14 replies
    Missoulian ^ | July 19, 2011 | Lilya McAlister (Letter to editor)
    I find it sad that Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., refuses to stand up against President Barack Obama's new budget. In order for them to raise the debt ceiling, the Democrats need to find the money to do so. It's ironic that the tax hikes Tester wants is about the same amount needed to implement the president's budget. Instead of looking internally, and working hard to make meaningful budget cuts, Tester is saddling the American taxpayer with $2 trillion in new taxes. It is time for the people of Montana to call Tester and ask him to stand up for us,...