Montana sen Jon Tester has are a hunting enthusiast, to send E-Mails to the voters, showing him in hunting gear with his gun in hand.
(Democratic party mailer received from Fox News)
Montana sen Jon Tester, a red state Democrat run for re-election in one of the closest Senate contests this year, has proved to be a great hunt-supporters, sending E-Mails to the voters, showing him in hunting gear with his gun in hand
“As we know the equipment for hunting, Montanans, hunting is not just a sport – it feeds our families, and creates life long memories with our children and grandkids,” Tester says in the campaign flyer. “Montanans are fortunate to have some of the best access, of the longest seasons and largest hunt in the world.”
But according to Montana fish, Wildlife and Parks records post by Fox News, testers have not yet had a hunting license in six years. He last one had in 2012 – the same year he was for the last time on the ballot.
Records Dating from 2002 indicate that the Agency had no records of the testers have a hunting or fishing license for 12 of the last 16 years. In 2012, a Tester, a resident conservation and fishing, antelope hunting, and access extension license. The Agency said it was the Tester has no record of a license in this year.
Tester’s campaign responded to a request from Fox News, denied that the candidate portrays himself as someone who hunts often.
“As we know the equipment for hunting, Montanans, hunting is not just a sport – it feeds our families, and creates life long memories with our children and grandkids,” Tester says in the campaign flyer.
(Campaign mailer obtained by Fox News )
“Running a farm and defense of Montana in the U.S. Senate does not leave much time for hunting,” spokesman Chris Meagher said.
The Tester in question will be provided this year by Republican Matt Rosendale. The Fox-News-2018 Midterm Power ranking labels the race “lean Democrat.”
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Rosendale on Tuesday, used the disclosure to paint Tester as out of touch.
“It’s pretty disingenuous to see, Jon Tester to talk about the importance of hunting, when he rarely had a hunting license,” Rosendale said in a statement. “It is not surprising, though, Jon Tester has changed. He left his Montana values a long time ago.”
Another flyer, paid for by the Montana Democratic party, said, “Jon knows that hunting is a way of life in Montana, and he will always protect, hunters, anglers, and every Montanari right to our public lands.”
(Campaign mailer obtained by Fox News)
Meagher, Tester’s spokesman fired back in Rosendale, say the Republicans,” in which he made his career turn Montana’s public lands lands open in developments and pressure to transfer”, while Tester ” is always the struggle for access to public lands in the name of all the Montana hunters.”
Montana fish, Wildlife and Parks records show Rosendale has hunting licenses each year since 2002.
Sent In an effort to appeal to nature boys, the Tester and the condition of the Democratic party, several aircraft have this year on the hunting.
“I will fight to protect that of those who want to chip away at what we have here,” Tester said in a plane, the sunrise and sunset tables for determining hunting hours.
Another flyer, paid for by the Montana democratic party shows the Tester in conversation with the nature boy, and says, “Jon knows that hunting is a way of life in Montana, and he will always protect, hunters, anglers, and every Montanari right to our public lands.”
Weapons have a Problem in the race: the National Rifle Association has recently spent more than $400,000 in anti-Tester.
But these ads have problems, for Rosendale, according to the Daily Beast posted audio of the last week of Rosendale discussion about his discussions with the NRA, Chris Cox, the political group of the entry in the Montana contest.
Rosendale and the NRA’s political arm denied, inadequate coordination, say, the talks were displaying a sponsorship and not about the anti-testers.
Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.