Matt Rosendale

Senator Jon Tester.
Courtesy Sen. Jon Tester

Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester will be rallying with a group of veterans Thursday in Butte.


Tester campaign spokesman Chris Meagher says Tester will talk about his voting history supporting Montana’s veterans and says his Republican opponent Matt Rosendale has voted against resources for the state’s veterans.

Sen. Jon Tester (D) and challenger State Auditor Matt Rosendale (R).
Rosendale: Corin-Cates-Carney / MTPR

Campaign finance reports released yesterday show that combined spending by candidates in the U.S. Senate race in Montana has topped $20 million.

Incumbent Democrat Jon Tester is outspending Republican Matt Rosendale at nearly a five-to-one clip this election cycle. Tester’s spending is the most by any one campaign in a race for the U.S. Senate in Montana history.

Vernon Finley, former chairman of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes speaks at the Montana Undivided rally in Whitefish Saturday
Nicky Ouellet

Competing visions of the American West were on display at competing events in Whitefish Saturday. People rallied for their ideas about tribal sovereignty, public lands and constitutional rights.

Corin Cates-Carney

U.S. Senator Jon Tester walked up to the union picket line in Three Folks Saturday for the second time since the local Boilermakers #239 were locked out of the Imerys talc plant in early August, amid a bitter labor contract dispute.

Libertarian Rick Breckenridge, left, got 2.9% of the vote in Montana's 2018 US Senate race against Republican Matt Rosendale, center, and Democrat Jon Tester
MTN News

Democratic Senator Jon Tester defended his record against attacks from Republican Matt Rosendale and Libertarian Rick Breckenridge in the final debate in Montana’s US Senate race Saturday night.

Sally Mauk: Welcome to 'Campaign Beat,' our weekly political analysis program. I'm Sally Mauk and I'm joined by University of Montana Political Science Professor Rob Saldin and veteran Capitol Reporter Chuck Johnson.

President Donald Trump speaks in Billings, MT, Sep. 6 2018.
Corin Cates-Carney / Montana Public Radio

Rumor has it that President Donald Trump will visit Montana again next week.

If true, it would be Trump’s third rally in Big Sky Country this year. It would be his first appearance west of the divide.

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

Democrat Jon Tester is making his second appearance at the picket line of locked-out union workers in Three Forks this Saturday. They’ve been in an ongoing contract dispute since early August. 

Sen. Jon Tester (D) and challenger Matt Rosendale (R).
Montana Public Radio

Jon Tester was among 50 senators voting for a resolution to re-establish requirements for health insurance plans to cover people with pre-existing conditions Wednesday. The resolution failed on a 50-50 vote.

Montana absentee ballot application.

Up to 90,000 Montanans have been getting mail this week from a political group backing Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, encouraging voters to register for absentee ballots.