Montana Sen. Jon Tester introduced Wednesday that he’s operating for reelection, defending a vital seat for Democrats on 2024′s U.S. Senate map.
“Montanans want a fighter that may maintain our authorities accountable and demand Washington arise for veterans and decrease prices for households,” Tester wrote in a tweet. “I’ll at all times fight to defend our Montana values. Let’s get to work.”
Tester, a 66-year-old farmer, has held the seat since 2007. He’s the one statewide elected Democrat in Montana, a state that sometimes elects Republicans by double-digit margins. Tester’s seat is a high goal for Republicans hoping to flip management of the Senate subsequent yr.
Tester serves on the Appropriations Committee and is influential on protection, veterans care, and banking points. Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) additionally lately put Tester in control of probing a Chinese language spy balloon that traveled over Montana earlier than the army shot it down off the coast of South Carolina earlier this month.