Matt Rosendale, a candidate for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, takes to a watch party for the primary.
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The Montana State Auditor Matthew Rosendale won the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday in the race to challenge vulnerable Democratic incumbent Jon Tester in November.
Rosendale, 57, pulled out of the victory over the three other candidates in the GOP primary. The Senate hopeful has the support of deep-pocketed Republican donors who try to deny Tester a third term.
“The fight of the ox has finally begun, today we are one step closer to defeating Jon tester,” Rosendale,. “This is not a victory speech, we earn, we have to go through until November and then we will come back and the victory speech.”
The upcoming race between Rosendale and the Tester is expected that under a controversial spotlight. President Trump vowed to pay a Tester to run the for the sinking Person designated by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Trump’s remark brought an influx of cash to fill Rosendale funds for his campaign.
“I will fight for more freedom and prosperity for all of Montana, we need to step up to send trump some conservatives, who said at the end of the liberal narrowing,” Rosendale,.
Montana Democrats have been taken in front of a strong Republican challenge in the last few years, as the GOP, increasingly, on foot, in Big Sky Country. Two years ago, GOP candidates all the country have won wide race, except the office of the Governor.
Testers who have not already received the feeling of the heat of Rosendale, a majority of the votes in his election victories in 2006 and 2012. He is also facing a challenge from the Green party, which could steal some of the votes he would need to lock in a profit come November.
The Montana democratic party sued has to try, to disqualify any, of the Green party from the ballot.
Trump won Montana by more than 56 percent of the vote in 2016. In comparison, in 2008, Republican candidate John McCain over 50 percent collected.
Fox News’ Alexandra Pamias, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.
Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.