BREAKING: Winner declared in hotly contested Montana Senate race
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Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., defeated Republican state Auditor Matt Rosendale in Montana’s Senate election, edging out a victory in a race that Republicans had hoped would swing in their favor.
The Associated Press called the race for Tester Wednesday afternoon after initial ballot-tallying left the outcome of the office undecided. Tester emerged with 49 percent, or 218,145 votes, to Rosendale’s 48 percent, or 213,934 votes, in unofficial totals.
Tester’s win leaves one outstanding Senate race to be decided, in Arizona, where Republican Rep. Martha McSally narrowly leads Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema for an open seat. Tester’s win leaves Democrats with 47 seats in the 100-member Senate.
The article goes on to state the following:
President Donald Trump stumped for Rosendale and GOP candidates in Montana last weekend just days before voters head to the ballot box. In total, Trump stepped foot in the state on four separate occasions to campaign for Rosendale. Vice President Mike Pence, the president’s eldest son, Don Jr., and GOP Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., also campaigned in the state.
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) November 7, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) November 7, 2018
JUST IN: Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester has been re-elected to the U.S. Senate, defeating Republican challenger Matt Rosendale. This will be Tester’s third term in the Senate. https://t.co/QF15MHa8Bu pic.twitter.com/L5SwgVWNjX
— ABC News (@ABC) November 7, 2018
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 7, 2018
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