Jon Tester

National Democratic Party fails to be bold in Montana's special election

National Democratic Party fails to be bold in Montana's special election

After several rounds of pool and a few beers and margaritas at the lone bar in tiny Whitewater, Mont. (official population: 64), my riding buddies and I climbed into a couple of trucks and headed back to our horse camp amid the pastures and rugged coulees on a ranch two miles from the Saskatchewan border. Polls had just closed in Montana and my friend Paul turned on the radio to see if we could hear the result of the state’s hotly contested congressional election.

What we got was The Five on Fox News, a quintet of loudmouths talking over each other. In my normal daily life as a constant consumer of current events I have become accustomed to the shouting matches that dominate so much...

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