Sen. Jon Tester and Rep. Denny Rehberg are locked in possibly the closest Senate race in the country, but their final weekend of campaigning suggests it’s anything but.
Tester is on an 800-mile sprint across this majestic state, energizing his base and trying to persuade Mitt Romney backers to split their ticket and give the Democratic incumbent another six years in the Senate.
Rehberg, meanwhile, is nowhere to be seen on the campaign trail. He’s employing the classic, play-it-safe strategy of a frontrunner running down the clock — even though polls indicate the race is a true tossup.
But the thing that made my skin crawl:
Rehberg declined a request for an interview.
- Rehberg’s Anti-LGBT Record (dgsmith.org)
- Crystal ball: Senate race projections (politico.com)
- ‘Outside money’ in Tester-Rehberg U.S. Senate race approaches $30 million (missoulian.com)
- Road to Senate majority runs through Montana (cbsnews.com)
- Tester, Rehberg strategies diverge (politico.com)