The Montana Senate race features Democrat Jon Tester against Republican Dennis Rehberg. The difference between the candidates doesn’t require any elaborate explanation. Rehberg has a 6% lifetime rating from the League of Conservation Voters (quite a bit lower than Paul Ryan’s). Tester has a 87% LCV rating. That’s about all you have to know.
It’s little wonder that these contrasting positions were the focal point of a recent debate between the two candidates. Rehberg said, “I’ll stand with the oil, gas and coal counties,” while Tester accused Rehberg of trying to run against Obama rather than himself.