Fox News: Dem Sen. Tester campaigns on hunting, hasn’t had license in 6 years
Montana Sen. Jon Tester, a red state Democrat running for re-election in one of the closest Senate contests this year, has campaigned as a big hunting proponent, sending out mailers to voters that show him on his farm with his gun in hand.
“As we gear up for hunting season, Montanans know that hunting isn’t just a sport – it feeds our families, and it creates lifelong memories with our kids and grandkids,” Tester says in the campaign flier. “Montanans are lucky to have some of the best access, longest seasons and greatest hunting in the world.”
But according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks records reviewed by Fox News, Tester hasn’t had a hunting license in six years. He last had one in 2012 – the same year he was last on the ballot.
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Roll Call: Republican Poll Shows Tight Race For Montana Senate
A new poll, conducted by WPA Intelligence and released by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, shows Republican Matt Rosendale leading Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) in a closely watched Senate race. To read more about this poll, become an AR Intel Insider to sign up for a 7-day free trial here.
Republicans Hold Data Advantage in Montana Midterms
Even before polling places closed the night of Montana’s special congressional election, the ground team for the Republican National Committee was challenging the press to call the race.
“Just call it,” the RNC staffers said to the press seated in the back of Bozeman’s Hilton Garden Inn conference room, the site of Greg Gianforte’s election night party. They weren’t just calling the race. RNC staffers were naming the counties they were certain they’d won, particularly Cascade, which typically lights up blue on election night. Cascade is a county Democrats usually have to win in order to prevail in statewide races.
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Senate Democrats’ Q2 Fundraising Numbers
Red state Democrats will need all the help they can get in the final months leading up to the midterm elections this November. AR Intel has been consistently tracking the fundraising totals of Senate Democrats running in states won by President Trump in the 2016 election.
Many of these incumbents are running for their third or fourth term, but few have faced an environment as challenging as this one. Trump won several of the states that these Democrats represent by larger than 20-point margins.
So, how well did Democrats do in the second quarter of 2018? To find out and get exclusive access to AR Intel’s Q2 fundraising infographic, sign up today!
Axios: Brutal poll: Democrats’ Senate dream slips away
To win the Senate, Democrats need to keep all 10 seats they’re defending in states that President Trump won in 2016 — plus pick up two more seats.
Why it matters: That’s not happening. A new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll of key states shows Dems would lose three of those red-state seats while picking up two GOP seats — still short of the majority.
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SCOTUS Nomination (So Far): By The Numbers
President Trump will announce his nomination to the Supreme Court to the nation Monday evening. While this will put to rest the rampant speculation about who he will ultimately select, it will set off a furious campaign by outside groups to sway so-called red state Democrats to either support or oppose the nominee. The same could be true of two Republican senators, as well.
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Morning Consult’s May Midterm Polling Update: By The Numbers
Morning Consult published a series of new polling numbers that track President Trump’s approval rating, the generic congressional ballot, approval of incumbent senators, and top policy issues.
AR Intel distilled the numbers and broke everything down. To see that analysis, become an AR Intel Insider today!
Senate Democrats’ Q1 Fundraising Numbers
In a midterm election cycle that typically favors the party not holding the White House, fundraising will be one barometer to measure whether that dynamic holds true in 2018. However, even with those potential electoral headwinds, Democrats will be defending 10 Senate seats located in states President Trump won in 2016.
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Brian O. Walsh & Carl Forti on What to Expect in the Lead Up to 2018 and 2020
During an exclusive America Rising Intel conference call last week, seasoned political professionals Brian O. Walsh and Carl Forti provided critical insights on the upcoming 2018 midterm elections and President Trump’s looming reelection campaign in 2020.
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Axios: New peril for moderate Dems: Voters happy with Trump’s economy
Half of all voters in the 10 states that voted for Trump but have Democratic senators say the economy is better off now than it was a year ago, according to new Axios/SurveyMonkey polls. And in nine of the states majorities approve of the GOP tax law.
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