MT: Tester talks a lot of Pearl Jam – and a little campaign – at campus rally

By   /  September 29, 2012  /  2012 General Election, Montana, Video  /  No Comments

By Dustin Hurst ǀ Watchdog.org
BOZEMAN — Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester talks during a Saturday afternoon rally on the Montana State University campus about his re-election campaign and Sunday’s concert Pearl Jam will play in his honor Sunday night.
Tester blasted Republican Senate challenger Denny Rehberg, Montana’s lone congressman since 2001, for not supporting Pell Grants [...]

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MT: Governor proposes freezing college tuition for 2 years

By   /  September 20, 2012  /  Featured, Montana, News, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

By Phil Drake | Montana Watchdog
HELENA – Add freezing college tuition to the wish list of proposals the governor is trumpeting in his final months of office.
A day after Democratic leaders proposed a tuition freeze, Gov. Brian Schweitzer said that idea, which comes with a $34 million price tag to the state, would be part [...]

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MT: Tester rakes in academic cash while Rehberg gets none

By   /  August 9, 2012  /  2012 General Election, Featured, Montana, News  /  No Comments

Academics gave Jon Tester more than $80,000 according to latest records.

By Dustin Hurst | Watchdog.org
HELENA – Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester trumps Republican challenger Denny Rehberg in individual campaign donations, but he holds a particularly stunning advantage among academics.
Perhaps Tester’s edge is so striking because Montana college and university professors and workers haven’t given a dime to Rehberg, the state’s lone congressman since 2001.
According to June 30 Federal Election Commission reports, [...]

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Going the distance: Is Obama a plus or minus for Tester race?

By   /  May 20, 2012  /  Montana, Montana Watchdog, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

By DUSTIN HURST | Watchdog.org
HELENA — President Barack Obama, meet President George W. Bush, circa 2006.
 
That year, Republicans running for the U.S. House and Senate across the country distanced themselves from the unpopular president, hoping to win election or re-election without acknowledging Bush’s seat at the head of the GOP table.
 
Enter Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and the distancing phenomenon is hitting the [...]

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Dueling polls offer differing leaders in tight race for U.S. Senate

By   /  May 4, 2012  /  Montana, Montana Watchdog, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

HELENA — The candidate leading in Montana’s tight U.S. Senate race could be Democratic  Sen. Jon Tester or GOP  House Rep. Denny Rehberg — depending on the poll.
Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning survey firm, said its April 26-29 poll of 932 Montana voters showed Tester with a 48 percent to 43 percent edge over his [...]

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