TESTER IN TROUBLE: Libertarian Candidate Drops Out of Montana Senate Race, BACKS GOP

Originally published at: https://www.hannity.com/media-room/tester-in-trouble-libertarian-candidate-drops-out-of-montana-senate-race-backs-gop/

The Libertarian candidate in Montana’s three-way Senate showdown abruptly dropped out the race Wednesday night; accusing Democrat Sen. Jon Tester of using “illegal campaign mailers” to syphon votes away from his opponents.

Libertarian Rick Breckenridge withdrew from the race Wednesday after learning of the mailers, throwing his full support behind GOP candidate Matt Rosendale. Recent polls show Tester and Rosendale in a neck-and-neck race.

“The reality is I’m only going to get 3 or 4 percent of the vote, and [Rosendale] has the character to combat this issue,” Breckenridge told the Associated Press, referencing the “dark money” mailer. “I’m standing in unity and solidarity with Matt to combat dark money in politics.”

“This is yet another lie from Matt Rosendale - our campaign had nothing to do with this mailer, and Jon believes all campaign expenditures should be disclosed,” said a spokesperson from the Tester campaign.

“Matt Rosendale wants to use drones and patrols to spy on our private lives,” the unattributed mailer said. “Rick Breckenridge is a true conservative and opposes government intrusion into Montanans’ private lives.”

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