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Has A Political Dirty Trick Just Cost Jon Tester The Montana Senate Race?
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Posted on 10/31/2018 5:29:22 PM PDT by Mount Athos

Democrats -- one presumes -- sent out a false-flag mailer encouraging voters to vote for the libertarian in the race, billing him as the "true conservative" choice.

Well, the Libertarian candidate himself realized he was being used dishonestly as a catspaw for Tester.

So he's quit the race and endorsed the Republican, Matt Rosendale.

The libertarian candidate had been polling at 4% or so; coincidentally enough, 4% is about Jon Tester's lead over Rosendale.

So this could turn out to be a dirty trick that sinks the dirty trickster.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: 2018election; 2018midterms; 2020election; bloggers; dirtytricks; election2018; election2020; jontester; libertarian; mattrosendale; montana; mt2018; rickbreckenridge
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1 posted on 10/31/2018 5:29:22 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

De-Testerable needs to be shown the door.

Go Montana!


2 posted on 10/31/2018 5:32:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Mount Athos

The Lord works in strange ways. Praise him for protecting America.


3 posted on 10/31/2018 5:32:46 PM PDT by Kahuna
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To: Mount Athos

just have to hope libertarians arent early voters


4 posted on 10/31/2018 5:33:15 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (https://thepurginglutheran.wordpress.com)
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To: Mount Athos

Not surprised at anything they’ll do. They’re desperate.


5 posted on 10/31/2018 5:38:25 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know. how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: Paladin2

“Has A Political Dirty Trick Just Cost Jon Tester The Montana Senate Race?”

Who cares as long as the prick loses.


6 posted on 10/31/2018 5:41:21 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Potheads aren’t usually early for anything, even if they do favor lower taxes.


7 posted on 10/31/2018 5:41:47 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: cdcdawg

They are early for Krispy Creme hot and fresh sign lighting

Or the Mountain Dew or Mellow Yellow delivery truck


8 posted on 10/31/2018 5:43:33 PM PDT by wardaddy (I don’t care that you’re not a racist......when the shooting starts it won’t matter what you were)
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To: Mount Athos

curse that early voting that has already happened.


9 posted on 10/31/2018 5:44:12 PM PDT by SMGFan ( .)
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To: Mount Athos

I’m a conservative living in western NY. My state is a lost cause. In some parts of the country NY Republicans are called “Democrats”. But I can never understand how supposedly “deep red” states (MT, ND) send demholes to the senate


10 posted on 10/31/2018 5:48:38 PM PDT by wny
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To: Mount Athos

The ONLY HOPE FOR this to benefit the Republican is if the Libertarian’s dropping/endorsing is widely broadcast. You know the media won’t be going out of its way to spread the word. So please, Republicans, stand up commercials broadcasting this action ASAP.


11 posted on 10/31/2018 5:49:16 PM PDT by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTL)
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To: Mount Athos

We need some “Montana Magic” in Florida!


12 posted on 10/31/2018 5:50:08 PM PDT by Taxman (We will never be a truly free people so long as we have the income tax and the IRS.)
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To: Mount Athos

Finally, someone who understands “splitting the vote”

We got caught in Alberta during our last Provincial election. Never again


13 posted on 10/31/2018 5:52:00 PM PDT by Hypo2
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To: wardaddy

Duuuuuude!


14 posted on 10/31/2018 5:54:57 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: Mount Athos

Levin did not get the message when he brought up this race on today’s show.


15 posted on 10/31/2018 5:59:33 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Mosesdapoet aka L.J.Keslin another gem posted in the wilderness)
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To: Mount Athos

Similar dirty trick in North Dakota: The democrats sent out a flier endorsing the 3rd party “conservative” candidate and dissing the Republican one:

https://www.sayanythingblog.com/entry/north-dakota-democrats-send-out-mailer-supporting-third-party-candidate-as-the-real-conservative-in-sec-of-state-race/


16 posted on 10/31/2018 5:59:37 PM PDT by TennesseeProfessor
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To: Mount Athos

I watched the Montana rally, as I watch nearly every rally.

Matt Rosendale has been about the only candidate who has spoken at a Trump rally who was so poorly spoken he even threw the President off stride when he came back to the mic.

I hope Matt makes it, but boy could he have used some help with public speaking.


17 posted on 10/31/2018 6:03:42 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle ( The Great Wall of Trump ---- 100% sealing of the border. Coming soon.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Glad to hear there is one libertarian left in the country who doesn’t side with the kook big government leftists. What a refreshing change. Everyone I know who’s libertarian was all for Obama and hates everything GOP. They are so far lost.


18 posted on 10/31/2018 6:13:08 PM PDT by ilgipper (The mob only destroys. Never creates.)
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To: SMGFan

That’s why I never vote early.

Too much comes out just before the election.


19 posted on 10/31/2018 6:16:05 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith......)
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To: wny

What’s it look like for governor in your part of the state?

So far, I’ve seen ONE cuomo sign and that looked like it had been defaced. And I’ve traveled around an awful lot of the state in the last few weeks.

Lots of Molinaro signs and a fair sampling of Larry Sharpe signs.


20 posted on 10/31/2018 6:18:01 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith......)
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