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Jon Tester · [email protected]
April 12, 2021 at 5:28 PM

before the meeting

  I don’t know what it is, folks, but today feels like a slog. This morning, I woke up around 3 a.m. and drove to the airport to head back to Washington. It’s one of those Mondays where I would really rather be hopping on the tractor than on a plane. But we’ve got work to do in Washin…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
April 9, 2021 at 6:20 PM

secret sauce

  I’m the lone Democratic Senator in my part of the country, folks. Not a single state bordering Montana has a Democratic Senator. Even in Montana, I’m the only statewide-elected Democrat. Politics isn’t a game. Lives and livelihoods are put at stake when Washington Republicans contin…
JonTester.com · [email protected]
April 7, 2021 at 8:38 PM

“I’m going to fight them every step of the way.”

  Uh oh. Did you see this? “'Every Step of the Way': McConnell Pledges Battle Over Biden Infrastructure Plan” — U.S. News Despite Republican opposition, Congress passed and President Biden signed a targeted relief bill to help our country combat this pandemic. Now, President Biden has…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
April 5, 2021 at 6:47 PM

pea seeds

  It’s planting season, folks! Now that the snow is mostly behind us, farming on Big Sandy has begun in earnest. Last week, Shon and I filled the air seeder with plow down pea seed and seeded all weekend. I always love this time of year on the farm. The task of scheduling my work in t…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
April 3, 2021 at 7:26 PM


  It’s quite simple, folks — We should be making it easier — not harder — for folks to make their voices heard at the ballot box. But right now, there are over 250 bills making their way through 43 states that would severely restrict the right to vote. Here in Montana, the GOP-control…
Team Tester · [email protected]
April 1, 2021 at 12:01 AM


  Before you log off — Our first FEC goal of 2021 ends tonight at midnight. We want to report as many individual contributions as possible to demonstrate how strong our Democratic Senate majority is. So we’re asking every person reading this email to chip in just $1 (not a typo!) befo…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
March 31, 2021 at 7:57 PM

before midnight

  Folks, I didn’t run for office for power or influence. I ran because I didn't see anyone in government sticking up for dirt farmers like me. A lot of politicians spend almost all of their time on the phone with big donors, asking for money or making backroom deals with special inter…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
March 30, 2021 at 5:16 PM

Montana dirt

  I’m back in Big Sandy this week, folks. After a busy couple of weeks in Washington, it’s always nice to return home, put in some work on the farm, and check in with folks around here. There’s nothing quite like Montana dirt. But as I’m sure you know, the work never fully stops. Tomo…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
March 29, 2021 at 7:31 PM

CNN’s 2022 Senate rankings

  Hello, Michael Bennet was one of my first friends in the Senate. I’ve seen how hard he fights for Colorado’s families as he works to expand health care, protect our public lands, and more. And thanks to Michael, our Democratic Senate majority passed a once-in-a-generation COVID reli…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
March 26, 2021 at 5:32 PM

We cannot let Mitch McConnell flip Illinois red

  Hello, Serving alongside Tammy Duckworth in the Senate has been such an incredible honor. She’s a trailblazer, a fierce advocate for working families, and a trusted leader for her constituents. In 2004, Tammy lost both of her legs in a helicopter attack when she was on deployment in…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
March 25, 2021 at 7:27 PM

We’ve missed every single monthly fundraising goal this year

  Folks, I have a personal request: Will you chip in a donation to help us reach our first FEC goal of 2021? Let me fill you in. If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately: Chip in $10 now …
Jon Tester · [email protected]
March 23, 2021 at 7:03 PM

re: our FEC report

  I’ll be honest, folks — we’re only about 67% of the way to our monthly fundraising goal with about a week to go. So in just a moment, I will ask you to make a contribution. But first, I’d like to explain why. Every three months, candidates for federal office must report their fundra…
Tester for Montana · [email protected]
March 22, 2021 at 4:48 PM

the little guy

  Folks, this grassroots team never ceases to amaze us. Whether it’s helping us meet a fundraising goal, donating to charity organizations in need, or supporting other Democratic candidates running for office, your support has been nothing short of incredible. Jon has always prided hi…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
March 18, 2021 at 7:41 PM

[SIGN] For the People Act

  Hello, When right-wing rioters broke into the Capitol earlier this year, baselessly claiming the presidential election was rigged, we saw how fragile our democracy truly is. Make no mistake — this reckoning has been a long time coming. For decades, right-wing groups have sought to m…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
March 16, 2021 at 11:39 PM

Our fundraising deadline ends tonight. Can you pitch in a few bucks to help us out?

  Hey there, I told my team I would reach out one last time before our important mid-month goal tonight. You see, we’re still behind and my team is starting to get worried about reaching it. But I told them I know a few folks who might be able to help us out. In just a few hours, we’l…
Team Tester · [email protected]
March 16, 2021 at 5:52 PM

tonight’s deadline

  Jon’s not your typical politician, folks. Just take a look at his dirt-stained t-shirts and flattop haircut. He’s a dirt farmer from Montana who just really wants to help make people’s lives better. That means we do things a little differently around here. Together, we’re building a…
JonTester.com · [email protected]
March 15, 2021 at 7:01 PM

re: Mondays

  Sorry to bug you, folks — But we just pulled our latest numbers and it looks like we might fall a bit short of our mid-month fundraising goal tomorrow. March is a notoriously difficult time for fundraising and our numbers have dipped in the past few weeks. Look, we expected this pos…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
March 12, 2021 at 9:42 PM

What if?

  Hey there, I wanted to personally reach out before the weekend and ask if you’d make a donation toward our mid-month fundraising push. Can you chip in here? If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately: Chip i…
Team Tester · [email protected]
March 11, 2021 at 7:40 PM


  Here’s the deal, folks — March is a notoriously tough time for fundraising. And considering our very first FEC deadline of 2021 is at the end of the month, that’s not great. We set a mid-month goal to raise $7,500 by next Tuesday to keep us on track for the quarter. But we’re still …
Jon Tester · [email protected]
February 25, 2021 at 8:33 PM

Republicans have already started their mudslinging

  Hello, Under Catherine Cortez Masto’s leadership as the chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Democrats narrowly flipped the Senate and secured a 50-50 majority. But here’s the bottom line: If Republicans flip even just one seat in 2022, Mitch McConnell will retake …
Jon Tester · [email protected]
February 24, 2021 at 5:57 PM

re: Equality Act

  Hello, Since I was sworn in as Senator, I’ve fought tooth and nail to make progress on important issues like increasing access to quality health care and expanding environmental protections, but something I’m really proud of is being an original co-sponsor of the Equality Act. The h…
Team Tester · [email protected]
February 23, 2021 at 11:23 PM

No service

  Hey folks. Jon’s fundraising team here. You see, Jon’s been hard to get a hold of this month. When he’s not in Washington working on more COVID relief or receiving new committee assignments, he’s on his farm in Montana — without cell service. He could be shoveling snow or working on…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
February 22, 2021 at 6:27 PM

I just need a moment

  Hey folks. I’ll be honest, I’m reaching out about our end-of-month fundraising deadline. All I need is just a moment of your time to explain why this is so important. Look, I’m not your typical politician. I’m a dirt farmer from Montana. I get a $12 flattop haircut. I butcher my own…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
February 19, 2021 at 8:17 PM

How’re you doing?

  How’re you doing, folks? I’m back in Montana this week — yesterday Sharla and I took a trip to Great Falls to get some things for the farm before the weekend hits. Now I’m back in Big Sandy, tidying up around the farm, and holding some meetings by phone. Usually I’d spend the entire…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
February 18, 2021 at 9:45 PM

Re: Spotlight Act

  There’s a lot of shady money in politics, folks. No question about it. Under current legislation, mega-donors can spend millions of dollars bankrolling political ads and candidates — and then sell us half truths about who they are and why they are doing it. Well, I’ve had enough of …
JonTester.com · [email protected]
February 16, 2021 at 9:14 PM

re: tonight’s deadline

  Folks, can you chip in $10 to help us reach our mid-quarter fundraising goal tonight? It’s important. If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately: Chip in $10 now Chip in $17.77 now …
Jon Tester · [email protected]
February 14, 2021 at 6:25 PM

FWD: I just voted to convict Donald Trump

  Got a second, folks? I want to make sure you saw my message from yesterday. Look, it was clear to me and a majority of my colleagues that Donald Trump committed impeachable offenses when he and his enablers incited a violent insurrection against our government. Now that his trial is…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
February 13, 2021 at 8:58 PM

I just voted to convict Donald Trump

  Hello, As a U.S. Senator, I took an oath to uphold the Constitution, defend our democracy, and ensure no one is above the law. This is an oath I take very seriously. Last month, pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an effort to keep members of Congress from certifying the r…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
February 12, 2021 at 4:29 PM

it’s cold out there

  Folks, you all know how much I love my family farm. But with temperatures dipping way below zero in Montana, I’m happy to be up and moving. I’m looking forward to returning to Montana next week and getting some work done on the farm with Sharla — hopefully I’ll bring some warmer wea…
Team Tester · [email protected]
February 11, 2021 at 7:55 PM

12 people from xxxxxx

  It’s been a long week in the Senate, folks — last night Jon was on the Senate floor past 7:30 p.m. and then went straight to the office to prepare for today's impeachment proceedings. As you can imagine, he’s spending all of his time on the impeachment trial and doesn’t have time to…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
February 9, 2021 at 4:58 PM

Today, the Senate will begin Donald Trump’s impeachment trial for inciting a violent insurrection on the U.S. Capitol.

  There’s no use beating around the bush, folks — Today, the Senate will begin Donald Trump’s impeachment trial for inciting a violent insurrection against our Capitol. Listen, I take my responsibility as an impartial juror very seriously, and will hear both sides of the argument toda…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
February 8, 2021 at 7:29 PM

Before we begin Donald Trump’s impeachment trial

  Hello, I’m about to log off for the week so I can focus solely on Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate. But before I do, I’m going to ask you to add a contribution to our campaign. Let me explain: Tomorrow, the Senate will begin an impeachment trial regarding Donald J. Tru…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
February 4, 2021 at 9:54 PM

There’s a light at the end of this tunnel

  Hey folks — This time last year, no one expected COVID-19 to change our lives the way it has. And now eleven months later, the pandemic has pushed us to the brink as cases continue to rise and new strains develop. Look, I’m on the same page — I’m over this pandemic. I would love to …
Jon Tester · [email protected]
February 3, 2021 at 7:01 PM

Can I get your opinion on this?

  Hey there, Now that Democrats won control of the House, Senate, and White House, this is our best chance to pass the meaningful legislation our communities have needed for so long. I’m doing everything I can to make sure I’m bringing your interests and ideas to Washington. That’s wh…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
February 2, 2021 at 7:32 PM

re: impeachment

  Hello, I’m sure it comes as no surprise that the past few weeks in Washington have been concerning to say the least. From dealing with the aftermath of an insurrection at the nation’s Capitol to fighting for more COVID-19 relief and working on vaccine distribution plans, I’ve been v…
Team Tester · [email protected]
January 31, 2021 at 11:35 PM

Can you help us out?

  It’s Sunday, folks, so we’ll keep this short. Jon is hard at work in the Senate fighting to expand COVID-19 relief, holding the previous president accountable, and working to pass meaningful legislation for every American now that Democrats are in charge. One of the best ways you ca…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
January 31, 2021 at 6:01 PM

I have a personal request

  Hey there — I have a personal request: Can you chip in just $10, or any amount meaningful to you, before our first monthly deadline of 2021 expires at midnight? I’ll fill you in. If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
January 29, 2021 at 9:37 PM

Can I explain something to you?

  Before you log off for the weekend, folks, I wanted to reach out about our monthly fundraising deadline on Sunday. All I need is just a moment of your time to explain why this is so important. Look, I’m not your typical politician. I’m a dirt farmer from Montana. I get a $12 flattop…
Team Tester · [email protected]
January 28, 2021 at 9:46 PM

Our best shot

  Hey folks — For the first time since 2009, Democrats have control of the White House, the House of Representatives, and the Senate. That means these next two years are our best shot at making real progress for our communities. As majority leader, Mitch McConnell let hundreds of impo…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
January 26, 2021 at 8:03 PM

Did you get my email?

  Hey folks, I need to bump my message from yesterday. There's a lot happening in Washington lately and I need to stay focused on doing my job in the Senate. Today, I'll be sworn in as an impartial juror for Donald Trump's impeachment trial that will begin in a few weeks. As you can i…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
January 25, 2021 at 11:33 PM

a dirt farmer from Montana

  Hello, In just a moment, I’m going to ask you to add a contribution to help us reach our first 2021 end-of-month fundraising goal. But before I do, I’d like to briefly explain why I need your support right now. Later today, the House of Representatives will deliver the Article of Im…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
January 22, 2021 at 9:30 PM

Mitch McConnell is trying to ignore the election results

  Here are the facts, folks: The American public voted to put Democrats in control of the U.S. Senate and the White House. Plain and simple, it’s that straightforward. But in a last-minute power grab, Mitch McConnell is blocking us from even beginning to get to work. In a blatantly pa…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
January 21, 2021 at 7:03 PM

11 years ago today

  Do you think our government should work for the people, not dark money groups trying to control Washington? Then sign my petition demanding Congress reverse Citizens United and get dark money out of our politics for good >> SIGN YOUR NAME Hello — Eleven years ago…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
January 20, 2021 at 6:15 PM

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

  Hey folks — Today, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris officially became the President and Vice President of the United States. Even though the election is over, our work is far from finished. You see, now comes the hard part... Democrats have won control of the House, Senate, and the White…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
January 19, 2021 at 7:35 PM


  Hey there — I’ve got some bad news to share. We missed our first fundraising goal of 2021 this weekend. I know Election Day has passed, but it’s still so important that we hit every single one of these goals if we are going to undo the damage that Donald Trump and his enablers have …
Jon Tester · [email protected]
January 15, 2021 at 8:02 PM

my personal request

  Folks, I have a personal request: Can you chip in $10 or more to help us reach our first fundraising deadline of 2021? I’ll explain more in just a moment. If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately: Chip in …
Jon Tester · [email protected]
January 14, 2021 at 10:01 PM

Holding those in power accountable

  Hello, Yesterday, in a bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump after he incited a mob that ultimately stormed the U.S. Capitol in hopes of overturning the results of a democratically held election. For the past four years, Donald Trump and his …
Jon Tester · [email protected]
January 13, 2021 at 5:04 PM

FWD: Sedition

  Folks, I need to bump my message from yesterday because there has never been a more important time for you to step up. Today, the House will vote whether or not to impeach President Donald Trump after he spread lies about election fraud and incited a violent mob to attack our nation…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
January 12, 2021 at 10:08 PM


  Folks — Last Wednesday we witnessed a sad and horrific attack on our nation’s Capitol, a blow to our democracy. After weeks of spreading lies and misinformation about an election he clearly lost, Donald Trump and a number of my colleagues incited a mob to storm the United States Cap…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
January 5, 2021 at 8:45 PM

slap in the face

  Hello, The presidential election is over. The American people have spoken. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be our next President and Vice President of the United States. But some Republican leaders are still trying to overturn this election despite no credible evidence of voter fra…