It seems that some local Montana former politicians did not receive the figurative memo from national Republican sources who seemed to be recruiting State Auditor Matt Rosendale into the Senate race for purposes of challenging two-term Democratic incumbent Jon Tester. Yesterday, former Governors Marc Racicot, also an ex-Republican National Committee chairman, Stan Stephens, and Judy Martz, along with ex-US Reps. Denny Rehberg (R-Billings) and Rick Hill (R-Helena) all endorsed Judge Russell Fagg (R) for the Republican Senatorial nomination. Judge Fagg has yet to officially announce his Senate candidacy, but he is clearly making moves to enter the race. Though this is likely to be a competitive statewide race, Sen. Tester must be rated as a clear favorite for re-election.
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