By Emily Schabacker
Community News Service UM School of Journalism 

Election 2018 – Jon Tester Profile

Tester hopes mix of D.C. politics and Montana authenticity will win re-election


November 2, 2018

Daniel Ennis/UM Community News Service

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, who is seeking a third six-year term, talks to a constituent during a September gathering in Missoula.

Jon Tester worked his way down a row of eager union members, shaking hands as he went. His battered pair of dusty cowboy boots a sharp contrast with the button-up dress shirt. Even his outfit sends the message that he is both a politician and a farmer. He's counting on his homesteader history to set him apart from his opponent, Matt Rosendale, in the 2018 elections.

"I was born and raised here," Tester said after the Great Falls event. "I've made a living in rural America. From the time I got out of college until today I've been in some form of public service."

It's a difference he hopes wi...

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