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Jon Tester

Senator Jon Tester received the endorsement of the Nation Border Patrol Council Union Friday in Billings
Jackie Yamanaka, YPR News

The major party candidates in the race for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat are campaigning this weekend. Today Senator Jon Tester will attend a Labor Day picnic hosted by the state public employees union, and then this evening he’ll join union workers locked out of the Imerys Talc Mill on the picket line in Three Forks.

On Saturday Republican Candidate Matt Rosendale hosted day of action events in Helena and Kalispell. 

Editor’s note: Senator Jon Tester was asked during the press conference if he had met with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Tester had said he meeting was cancelled by the White House. A Tester spokeswoman called YPR Saturday to clarify that no meeting was actually scheduled and the schedulers were working on setting a date. “Jon misspoke. Our office and the White House were working on scheduling a meeting for the week of August 20, but the White House pushed that back.”

President Donald Trump and Montana Republican Senate candidate Matt Rosendale at a July 5 campaign rally in Great Falls, MT.
Sally Mauk


President Donald Trump is coming back to Montana.

Trump's campaign announced Wednesday the president will hold a rally in Billings on Sept. 6.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says all flags flown in the state will be lowered for seven days to honor U.S. Sen. John McCain. Bullock says flags will fly at half-staff from Monday, August 27 until McCain is buried on Sunday.

The Arizona Republican died Saturday of brain cancer.

ocked-out Imerys America employees at the talc mill in Three Forks, MT, August 24, 2018.
Montana AFL-CIO


A labor dispute continues at a Montana talc-milling company.

The state’s top elected officials are rallying behind the 35 unionized workers now locked out of their Three Forks plant.

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