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Jon Tester's rise to national leadership


September 13, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester works on his farm west of Big Sandy Sept. 3 during the congressional summer recess.

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., probably spent his time during the congressional August recess differently than most senators.

Tester, the only active farmer in the U.S. Senate, used the break to harvest crops on his farm west of Big Sandy.

Tester found time to give the Havre Daily News an interview Sept. 3. But when the reporter and photographer arrived, he was busy loading grain and had no time to talk. He invited the reporter to ride with him in the grain truck and conduct the interview as he hauled the grain down gravel and paved roads to Fort Benton.

Tester is a native of north-centr...

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