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Army veterans Andrew Person and Cliff Larsen give a press conference outside Senator Jon Tester's Missoula office Thursday, April 26, 2018.
Eric Whitney

President Donald Trump called out Montana Senator Jon Tester today on national television in the wake of the President’s pick for VA Secretary withdrawing his nomination.

On Wednesday Tester, a Democrat running for a third term in November, released a two-page list of allegations against Admiral Ronny Jackson. Tester said they came from 23 active duty military personnel and veterans who served with Jackson, none of whom were identified, because, Tester said, they feared retribution.

From left to right: Russell Fagg, Troy Downing, Matt Rosendale, and Albert Olszewski at a March 28 forum in Missoula. The four Republican are running for their party's nomination to challenge Democrat Jon Tester for his seat in the U.S. Senate.
Corin Cates-Carney

The four Republicans competing in their party's primary campaign with hopes of challenging Democratic Senator Jon Tester this November are debating in Helena tonight at 7 p.m.

Ballots for Montana’s June 5 primary will be mailed  in two weeks, and millions of dollars have already been spent by the Republican contenders trying to stand out. Matt Rosendale, Russell Fagg, Troy Downing, and Albert Olszewski will court Montana’s conservative vote tonight in a debate hosted by the Greater Montana Foundation.

Montana's Republican U.S. Senate candidates will debate Thursday, April 26, 2018. The debate between Troy Downing, Russell Fagg, Albert Olszewski, and Matt Rosendale begins at 7 p.m.

Listen to the debate live on MTPR or watch right here.

Democratic candidates for U.S. House: John Heenan, Grant Kier, Jared Pettinato, Kathleen Williams.
Photos by Olga Kreimer

Montana's Democratic U.S. House candidates will debate May 3, 2018. The debate between John Heenan, Grant Kier, Jared Pettinato and Kathleen Williams begins at 7 p.m.

Listen live on MTPR or watch here: