Jon Tester

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Jon Tester
Senior U.S. Senator from Montana
From: January 3, 2007 – present
Predecessor Conrad Burns
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Montana Senate, 15th District
From: January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2007
Predecessor ?
Successor Jim Shockley
Montana Senate, 45th District
From: January 4, 1999 – January 3, 2005
Predecessor ?
Successor Jim Shockley
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Sharla Bitz
Religion Protestant[1]

Raymond Jon Tester (born August 21, 1956) is the senior Democratic United States Senator from Montana. From 2001 to 2003, Tester held the position of minority leader in the Montana Senate.[2] In 2005, his colleagues selected as President of the Montana Senate.

U.S. Senate

2006 U.S. Senate election in Montana

Tester was narrowly elected to the United States Senate by defeating the three-term Republican incumbent Conrad Burns of Billings. Tester received the support of just over 49 percent of Montana voters in the 2006 election.[3] He was narrowly re-elected in 2012, despite Barack Obama losing Montana to Mitt Romney on the same night.

Obama era

During the Obama era, Tester has voted for the $789 billion Obama stimulus.[4] He has consistently justified his decision in voting for the useless legislation, saying it was a "step in the right direction".[5]

Trump era

While claiming to support the Second Amendment, Tester has consistently voted against former President Donald Trump's pro-Second Amendment judicial nominees while in the past having consistently voted for Obama's pro-gun control nominees.[6] Tester voted in favor both impeachments of president Trump, despite that his state voted for Trump. he also vote against all prsident Trump nominations for supreme court.


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