Jon Tester Wins Big In Montana
POSTED ON 6/07/2006 | PERMALINK |0 Comments | BOOKMARK
Hooray! Jon won! He knocked it out of the park. It's hard to believe that just yesterday this was considered too close to call. This continues the winning streak for WTG-endorsed candidats.

Congratulations Jon!

Jon Tester, a populist farmer, won a decisive victory over John Morrison in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday and will face three-term Republican incumbent Sen. Conrad Burns, who won his primary handily, in November.

Tester, outspent by Morrison by nearly a 2-to-1 margin, led almost from the start of the vote counting Tuesday evening. He ended up defeating Morrison, the state auditor, by about 25 percentage points in the five-way primary.

Although Tester was considered an underdog in the five-candidate Democratic Senate race, he gained momentum in closing weeks of the campaign through an extensive grass-roots effort.

  • Tester: 64,464 votes or 60.8 percent.
  • Morrison: 37,516 votes or 35.4 percent.

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