Skip to comments.Montana’s Tester says he’s not Obama’s ‘twin’ in tight Senate race
Posted on 10/10/2012 7:47:04 PM PDT by markomalley
President Obama hasnt visited Montana in years, but hes casting a long shadow over Democratic Sen. Jon Testers re-election chances.
In a race marked by jostling over which candidate is the most politically independent, the freshman Democrat has been slammed by accusations that hes too willing to dance to Mr. Obamas tune. His opponent, Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg, has all but printed up T-shirts stating that Mr. Tester votes with the president 95 percent of the time.
One of the big themes of this race is, Whos the real Montanan? Whos more independent? Whos willing to buck his party? said Robert Saldin, a political scientist at the University of Montana. Thats what this is all about: Is Jon Tester a real Montanan, or is he doing the White Houses bidding?
Being linked to the president might not be a big drawback in some states, but it could be the kiss of death in Montana. Voters in Montana didnt show much love for Mr. Obama in 2008, and they like him even less now: A Real Clear Politics average of the latest poll numbers shows Republican nominee Mitt Romney leading the race by 10.3 percentage points in the state.
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If he voted for OsamaObamaCare then their not just ordinary twins but *identical* twins!
He and Max Back-stab must go.
Tester is a Democrat. He campaigns as a conservative and votes like a liberal. It’s time for John to go home to Montana and see if he can grow some brains on the old family farm.
They’re both going to lose, does that count? Thanks markomalley.
I guess Senator Testicles just does not want to man up and admit he is an Obama sychophant
Montanans tend to like to have their Senators in the party who is in the majority so if they think the Dims will maintain control it will be Tester if they think the Gop will get control then Rehberg. I would not bet either way on the outcome but I think the absentee's and how they think the overall Senate race for control shapes up in the next few weeks will be the key...
With Tester having a 15% ACU rating, I think that there is a pretty darned good case of saying that he is a rubber stamp for Harry Reid and -bama.
OOOPS meant to say Rehberg will win by 10. Sorry.
I would suspect that the majority of MT people do not know anything about Tester’s voting record.
Not necessarily, MT has been heavily Democrat for the Senate since World War II, and usually for governor as well.
I suspect that most MT people do not even know which party controls the U.S. Senate in numbers. I don’t think having a senator in the majority rings a bell with people, but I guess it could with some of the trendy independents.
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