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Will He Run Again?

Sen. Jon Tester, said he’s still undecided on whether to run for re-election in 2024, keeping Democrats in suspense for what will be a close-watched race.

Tester, first elected in 2006, has held the seat through numerous election cycles, defying the heavy Republican lean of Montana and, over the last two years, giving his party a decisive vote to advance some of President Joe Biden’s priorities. His decision looms large in the battle for Senate control in 2024 as it’s unclear any other Democrat could win in Montana.

Tester said that if he does run, he expects his opponent to be hand-picked by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who recently told NBC News he’ll “actively” seek out strong candidates in the 2024 cycle after a disastrous midterm for the Senate GOP.

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