Career Highlights: Montana’s Senator (2007-present); State Senator (1999-2007); farmer; former music teacher
Education: B.S. in music from the University of Great Falls
Did You Know? He lost three fingers on his left hand from a meatgrinder accident when he was a kid.
Criticism: He’s a Democrat…living in Montana.
Polling: Rehberg 46.0, Tester 44.3 (Real Clear Politics average, 8/20 to 9/19)
Fundraising Total: $7,920,094 (FEC, as of 6/30/12)
Cash on Hand: $3,629,212
Three Great Stories about Jon Tester:
1. “The Democrats’ Last, Best Hope” by Andrew Romano (Newsweek, May 1, 2011)
2. “Back on the Farm” by Betsy Cohen (Missoulian, April 09, 2007)
3. “Fresh Off the Farm in Montana, a Senator-to-Be” by Timothy Egan (New York Times, November 13, 2006)
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I endorse Jon Tester for Senate:
Check out his opponent, Denny Rehberg.