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Incumbent faces fellow Chouteau County farmer


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The race for Senate District 45 is between two Chouteau County farmers this year.

Incumbent Democrat Jon Tester, who has a certified organic farm west of Big Sandy, is facing Republican Roy Hollandsworth, who farms in the northwestern corner of the county.

Both said the biggest issue facing the 2003 Legislature will be balancing the budget. The state is facing a deficit estimated to be from $250 million to $350 million.

Hollandsworth said the budget will have to be balanced through budget cuts.

"Obviously, raising taxes I don't think's going to be an option, the way the economy is," he said...

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