Montana Senator’s Crop-Convention Conundrum

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., talks with reporters in the basement of the Capitol before the Senate Policy luncheons, June 21, 2016. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., talks with reporters in the basement of the Capitol before the Senate Policy luncheons, June 21, 2016. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Posted July 14, 2016 at 6:00am

DSCC Chairman Jon Tester said Wednesday that he will not be attending the entirety of the Democratic National Convention because of pressing business back home in Montana .  

“I’ve got harvest to do,” Tester said in a brief interview. “I’m sure that there’s going to be more stuff to do than people’s going to have time for, and so we’ll try to touch base with as many people as we can. The Montana delegation for sure.”  


[Jon Tester talks about his crops]
Tester said he anticipated spending about a day-and-a-half in Philadelphia at convention-related events.  

The Tester family farm operation transitioned to organic farming back in 1987. The farm’s crops include wheat, barley, lentils, peas, millet, buckwheat, alfalfa and hay.  

Information from CQ’s member profiles was used in this report.


Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call on your iPhone or your Android.