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Tester declines to endorse any presidential candidate

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., will not publicly back a candidate for the presidential nomination.

“No, I am going to let them fight it out,” Tester said when asked if he would openly support one of the three nominees vying to be the party’s presidential candidate.

The move is hardly unusual for Tester. In the race between then-Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for his party’s nomination, he waited until Montana held its primary to back Obama in 2008.

In less than two weeks candidates from both parties will kick off the nominating process with the Iowa caucuses Feb. 1.

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