Montana GOP Senate hopeful touts Trump's support in new ad

Montana GOP Senate hopeful touts Trump's support in new ad
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Republican Matt Rosendale is tying himself closer to President TrumpDonald John TrumpLondon terror suspect’s children told authorities he complained about Trump: inquiry The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Trump to nominate retiring lawmaker as head of trade agency MORE, unveiling a new television ad on Tuesday that uses the president's own words to make the case against incumbent Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterTrump Jr. campaign event looks for new venue after Montana restaurant declines to host CBS Poll: Missouri, Montana Senate races in dead heats Dems play waiting game with Collins and Murkowski MORE (D-Mont.).

The 30-second ad spot features Trump speaking at a rally in Great Falls last month, and includes a clip of the president touting Rosendale as a "Montana fighter."

"A vote for Jon Tester is a vote for [Sen.] Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTrump, GOP regain edge in Kavanaugh battle READ: President Trump’s exclusive interview with Hill.TV The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump slams Sessions in exclusive Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation MORE [D-N.Y.], [Rep.] Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiNancy Pelosi: Will she remain the ‘Face of the Franchise’? Pelosi: GOP's 2019 agenda a 'nightmare' for working families, seniors Dem lawmakers slam Trump’s declassification of Russia documents as ‘brazen abuse of power’ MORE [D-Calif.]," Trump says, referring to the Senate and House minority leaders, respectively. "Jon Tester, he signed up for the Democrats' radical immigration agenda."


Rosendale has sought to align himself closely with Trump, who won Montana in 2016 by a 20-point margin. 

Tester is seeking a third term in the Senate. And while he's well-known in Montana, he could still face a difficult reelection bid, as Republicans seek to strengthen their majority in the Senate.

For his part, Tester has avoided criticizing Trump in the same vein as some of his Democratic colleagues.

In the first TV ad of his reelection bid earlier this year, he touted 13 of his bills that Trump had signed into law since taking office.