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 TrumpRosenstein expected to leave DOJ next month: reports Allies wary of Shanahan's assurances with looming presence of Trump States file lawsuit seeking to block Trump's national emergency declaration 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) TesterHow the border deal came together GOP braces for Trump's emergency declaration Border talks stall as another shutdown looms 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 SchumerGOP Green New Deal stunt is a great deal for Democrats National emergency declaration — a legal fight Trump is likely to win House Judiciary Dems seek answers over Trump's national emergency declaration MORE [D-N.Y.], [Rep.] Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiDonald Trump proved himself by winning fight for border security Trump should beware the 'clawback' Congress The national emergency will haunt Republicans come election season 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."

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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.