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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:48 AM

Jon Tester Wins in Montana, Despite Trump's Best Efforts



Before he arrived at the balloon-decorated Holiday Inn in Great Falls, Montana, for his Election Night watch party, Jon Tester was 80 miles away on his farm in Big Sandy, taking the engine out of his í86 Chevy pickup.

When the race was finally called on Wednesday morning, the engine still had a blown head gasketóbut the 62-year-old farmer and two-term Democratic senator had managed to get his political career to turn over one more time.

The outcome had been far from certain. President Donald Trump, enraged that Tester had derailed his nomination of Ronny Jackson to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs earlier this year, had made unseating the senator a personal project. Polls showed Tester and his opponent, Republican State Auditor Matt Rosendale, running neck and neck in the lead-up to Election Day

Voter registration in Montana was at a record high as people headed to the polls, and turnout has surpassed any midterm showing since at least 1994. Gallatin County, a Democratic stronghold in the mostly Republican state, was among the last to report results. The county clerk and recorder, Charlotte Mills, told Montana Public Radio in an interview nearly two hours after the polls had closed that the line of voters at the courthouse was still stretching out of the building. ďItís been out the door and up the block the entire day,Ē she said.

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https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/11/jon-testers-victory-montana-rejoinder-trump/575299/

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Reply Jon Tester Wins in Montana, Despite Trump's Best Efforts (Original post)
DemocratSinceBirth Thursday OP
malaise Thursday #1
FakeNoose Thursday #2
Celerity Thursday #3
Blue_true Thursday #9
In It to Win It Thursday #4
Wounded Bear Thursday #10
LiberalLoner Thursday #5
2naSalit Thursday #6
Bfd Thursday #7
Blue_true Thursday #8

Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:51 AM

1. Sweet Sweet. Sweet!

Fuck the Vile MAGAcretin.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:52 AM

2. Congratulations Senator Testor

I hope you can still get your truck fixed.
Here's more proof that "Everything Trump touches dies."

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Response to Celerity (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:53 AM

9. I think that she has a real good chance to.

Late mailin ballots have tilted heavily to the Dem all year.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:56 AM

4. Montana was one I thought was a goner.

Tester deserves it. Iíve seem him in interview, he seems to be such a humble guy. Heís doing Montana proud.

I thought he would have helped the Democratic House candidate in Montana win. Seems like Gianforte was re-elected.

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Response to In It to Win It (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:53 AM

10. The other night, Kornacki was saying...

the the votes left to be counted were in Dem friendly counties. Tester was a little behind at the time, but it looks like they came through.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:01 AM

5. Congratulations Senator Tester!

My sister has met with him several times, and has nothing but good things to say about him. He is the real deal and it makes me so happy he won!

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:34 AM

6. I thought he was safe all along and was a bit

unsettled yesterday morning until I heard that two blue counties had yet to report. I thought it was the absentee ballots maybe.

I am happy to say that, as a Montana voter who voted for Tester no questions asked, I helped to whip a massive bird to cheatolini. There was heavy investment in ousting Tester with all that "presence" in the state since July. I mean, how many presidents even bother to come to Montana at all? This one came specifically to campaign against Tester FOUR TIMES, jr was here at least three with one lasting over a week on his bus tour and pence was here at least twice. That's a lot of investment in a personal grudge, and we took them to the woodshed for darkening our fine state with their fetid selves. That, along with winning the House is enough for me to feel okay for a while... but I'm really jazzed at how much this Tester win upsets the cheato's ego.



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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:54 AM

7. Advice for future Repub candidates: "Everything Trump touches dies"

Congrats to Tester's stellar win!

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:51 AM

8. Big Jon!!!!! Now fix that engine. nt

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