Jon Tester (D-MT) for Senate
Senator Jon Tester, who the Council for a Livable World endorsed in 2006 and 2012, faces a difficult re-election in 2018.
President Trump carried Montana 56%-36% in 2016, and Tester is a top hawkish target. The Senator has won two close elections for Senate, and next year is not expected to be any different.
Senator Tester was born in Montana in 1956 and grew up on land that his grandparents homesteaded in 1912. Tester attended the University of Great Falls and studied music. He also taught public school. Tester was elected to the State Senate in 1998 and quickly rose through leadership ranks to become Senate President.
Tester has had one big break in this 2018 contest; Rep. Ryan Zinke, who represented the entire state in the House and was expected to be Tester’s challenger, was appointed Secretary of Interior. But the race will be competitive. His strongest opponent may be the state Attorney General Tim Fox.
The Senator voted for the New START Treaty and for the Iran nuclear agreement and has a progressive national security voting record.
For progressive national security advocates to regain control of the Senate, they have to win in states with strong agricultural interests and a substantial rural base. Senator Tester, who continues to run his family farm growing organic crops, fits that profile as an authentic Montanan who can win the state.
Please help Senator Tester by contributing to:
Montanans for Tester
And mail to:
Council for a Livable World
820 1st Street NE, Suite LL-180
Washington, D.C. 20002
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