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Rehberg and Tester on Lobbyists


In a political world so often dominated by talking points written and delivered by surrogates, it’s too rare to be able to compare candidates directly based on their own words. When it comes to lobbyists, let’s compare what Tester and Rehberg have to say.

My apologies for not sourcing Mr. Tester’s remarks, but the journalist who clipped it from another reporter’s interview didn’t give credit for it. From Senator Tester:

From Represenative Rehberg:

And again:

Of course, Representative Rehberg should be a bit more concerned about the lobbyists he associates with, because in the past he’s found himself associating with the kind of person who ends up in prison.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a sixteen year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate. In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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