Analysis: Montana Senate matchup biggest in years

 


Analysis: Montana Senate matchup biggest in years

MATT GOURAS, Associated Press

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Dennis Rehberg's expected challenge against Sen. Jon Tester sets up a heavyweight matchup that will pit the undisputed leader of the Montana Republican Party against perhaps the state's most beloved Democrat.

Even as it puts much on the line for both parties, the 2012 race also offers both sides a chance to settle old scores.

Republicans are still sore more than four years after Tester unseated U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns, whom Rehberg helped to elect in 1988 by running his campaign. Many in...



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