I was trying to figure out what was happening in this latest round of inside baseball between the Tester and Rehberg campaigns. (I am away for 2 weeks in Kit Bond’s home state of Missouri, so am not able to post to the blog as often) The Montana Democrats sent out an email criticizing Congressman Denny Rehberg(R-MT) for hosting a fundraiser in Denver (or some other Western city.) Meanwhile, Chris Bond of the National Republican Senatorial Committee left things a little more vague, with this rebuke of Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT):
…rather than attempting to defend their party’s continued calls for new tax hikes, or talking about ObamaCare or their failed $787 billion stimulus – have chosen to spend much of their Monday speculating blindly as to where U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) might find himself next July. My guess is that he will find himself ahead of Jon Tester in the polls, but regardless, this was an interesting choice on the part of the Montana Democrat Party.
Even more interesting, though, given their interest in planning other people’s schedules, is that the Montana Democrat Party neglected to say where their liberal friend Jon Tester was just yesterday.
In the spirit of bipartisanship, we’ll help our Democrat friends by giving a few hints as to Tester’s whereabouts. For starters, Tester wasn’t posing for another Newsweek photographer at his farm in Big Sandy, and he wasn’t at the barbershop for a photo-op highlighting his famous flat-top. He also wasn’t at the site of the Yellowstone oil spill…
When you have the chance, the NRSC hopes you’ll simply ask Senator Tester where he was and what he was doing less than 24 hours ago.
A good tease. It certainly got me wondering.
As Politico points out, the Montana Democratic Party seems to have gotten caught in the latest bout of “bad timing.” And the GOP, apparently, already has a video ready to go: