Montana State University
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
By DUSTIN HURST |Montana Watchdog
HELENA — What counts as a special interest, anyway?
That’s the question some might be pondering after watching Bozeman Democratic state Rep. Franke Wilmer’s latest web ad, released last week via YouTube.
In the spot, Wilmer, running in the seven-way Democratic congressional primary, talks about her willingness to stand up to so-called special [...]