Denny Rehberg hears primary’s tea party message
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He was never in any real danger of losing, but political observers say the GOP primary should serve as a wake-up call for Denny Rehberg all the same.
Rehberg, who is seeking his sixth term as Montana's sole congressman, had never faced a primary challenger since he was first elected in
2001. This year, he faced two — including a self-billed "constitutional conservative" who tried to use the tea party movement and Rehberg's insider status as levers to oust the incumbent.
"I think the fact that he's attracted several opponents in the primary indicates that he's not as solid as he was two...