2018 Montana US Senate Candidate Guide

Matt Rosendale (R) vs Jon Tester (D)

US Senate | Election | Nov 6, 2018

The Candidates

Matt Rosendale

Matt Rosendale

Republican

Incumbent
Jon Tester

Jon Tester

Democrat

Incumbent

The Issues

Abortion

Mostly ban or mostly legal?

Economy

Support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?

Support President Trump’s imposition of tariffs on Chinese steel & other products?

Education

Provide vouchers to send children to private schools with public money?

Gun Control

Support more restrictive gun control legislation? Restrict semi-automatic weapons?

Healthcare

Support or Repeal Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as Obamacare? Position on Medicaid expansion to subsidize low-income participants?

Let Planned Parenthood receive public funds for non-abortion health care?

Immigration

Support “DACA” recipients or “Dreamers,” who grew up here after being brought here as children? Earned path to citizenship for other illegal immigrants?

Iran

Support withdrawal from treaty limiting Iran nuclear capability while lifting sanctions?

Matt Rosendale (R)

Yes.

Jon Tester (D)

No. Supports treaty as “only option” to prevent nuclear weapons development.

Minimum Wage

Raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $10.10 hr?

Matt Rosendale (R)

No. Called Obama’s proposal to do this ridiculous.”

Matt Rosendale (R)

Yes. Would “help thousands of Montanans make ends meet.”

Net Neutrality

Require internet providers to provide equal access to all users?

President Trump

Response to President Trump’s actions & policies?

Social Security

Consider partial or full privatization options?

Student Debt & Financial Aid

Lower student loan rates, while increasing high-earner taxes (Elizabeth Warren bill)?

Voting Rights

Support stricter voting rules even if they prevent some people from voting?

Other senate candidates include Rick Breckenridge (L). Due to limited space, we can’t include candidates who are polling at less than 15%, but encourage you to check out his stances.

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