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Mark Kelly · [email protected]
July 23, 2021 at 9:50 PM

A chance to explain

  Friend, I have an important ask to make of you today, and as one of Jon’s top supporters, I’m hoping you’ll be able to help. If you don’t mind, I’d like to take a minute to explain why this request is so important: National Republicans have made it clear that Arizona is one of their…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
July 21, 2021 at 2:44 PM

$28 million

  Hey team, I’ll be straight with you. I’m about to ask you to make a donation to help Democrats keep and expand our Senate majority. But first, let me explain why this request is so important. Mitch McConnell and his GOP colleagues are ready to do whatever it takes to win back the Se…
Blue Montana · [email protected]
July 19, 2021 at 7:36 PM

re: broadband in Montana

  Hey, Jon knows that if we want to build a stronger, 21st century economy, we need to modernize our country. That’s why he’s fighting so hard to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill, which will: Expand broadband access, helping more Montana families and business owners stay connect…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
July 16, 2021 at 7:52 PM

re: Infrastructure

  Folks, When it comes to our country’s infrastructure, we can’t kick the can down the road anymore. After months of bipartisan negotiations, we’re making real progress on a once-in-a-century package to advance and protect all of America’s critical systems — including our air and wate…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
July 14, 2021 at 3:59 PM

Can I count on you?

  Folks, I’m the Senate’s only working farmer. It’s a unique challenge: Farm life knows no off days, and the inflexible timing of my responsibilities drives my staff crazy — but they know how important this work is to me. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Whenever I'm not in Washingto…
Team Tester · [email protected]
July 13, 2021 at 6:53 PM

The lone Democratic Senator

  We’ll keep this brief, folks. We’re coming up on our mid-month fundraising deadline — and at the moment, we’re not on track to meet our goal. Can you pitch in any amount to help us catch up? If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
July 12, 2021 at 8:27 PM

A lot to be hopeful about

  Hey, I’m headed back to Washington this week and wanted to send you a quick update as the Senate goes back into session. I spent the last week meeting with folks across Montana, discussing our bipartisan infrastructure bill and the urgent need to invest in our state’s roads, bridges…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
July 10, 2021 at 8:52 PM

Mitch McConnell’s latest comments

  Zero, folks. That’s the number of Senate Republicans who voted for the American Rescue Plan. As Mitch McConnell said this week: “Well, it passed on a straight party line vote. Not a single member of my party voted for it. So you’re gonna get a lot more money. I didn’t vote for it. B…
Team Tester · [email protected]
July 7, 2021 at 8:01 PM

Help Jon protect Montana’s rivers

  Look, we need to protect Montana’s natural resources. Yet time and time again, we've seen short-sighted special interests disrupt our rivers — often in irreversible ways. Jon is determined to protect Montana's waterways because he understands how critical they are to our economy and…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
July 5, 2021 at 4:14 PM

re: a fruitful harvest

  I hope you've had a good Fourth of July weekend, folks. Right now, I'm back home with my wife Sharla and the kids, and we celebrated America's independence here on the farm in Big Sandy. As I soak up these moments, I'm also reflecting on how unique this year feels. Our country's on …
Jon Tester · [email protected]
June 30, 2021 at 10:04 PM


  Sorry for the double email, folks, but this can't wait. We’re so close toward our critical end-of-quarter FEC goal, that I’m asking everyone reading this email to pitch in just $1 (not a typo!) to help us close the gap before midnight. Please, pitch in $1 now. Anything you can give …
Jon Tester · [email protected]
June 30, 2021 at 4:04 PM


  Folks, I’m humbly asking: Will you pitch in $10 before our FEC deadline expires at midnight? Let me explain. 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…
Team Tester · [email protected]
June 29, 2021 at 6:03 PM

How many Senators do you know that work full-time as a farmer?

  Folks, How many Senators do you know that work full-time as a farmer? Or what about one who gets a $12 flattop haircut from his barber back home? Or one who’s more comfortable in a grease-stained t-shirt than a stuffy suit? Well, that’s Jon Tester for you. He first got into politics…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
June 28, 2021 at 9:22 PM

running through the numbers

  Hey folks, I was just running through our numbers and it looks like we’re a bit off track for our big FEC goal in two days. At the end of the month we’ll report our fundraising numbers to the Federal Election Commission — and then our numbers go public. It’s really important to me t…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
June 25, 2021 at 8:22 PM

Did you know?

  Folks, Did you know that Michael Bennet was one of my first friends in the Senate? For years, I’ve watched 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…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
June 24, 2021 at 10:01 PM

Our report will go public.

  Can I explain something, folks? Every three months, candidates for federal office must report their fundraising details to the Federal Election Commission. It’s a way of ensuring transparency in our elections. Our FEC report will show the amount of money we have raised and the numbe…
Team Tester · [email protected]
June 23, 2021 at 10:48 PM

re: seven fingers

  Team, do you know how many days there are until our big FEC deadline? We do: (It’s seven — get it?) You’ve heard us say it before, but here’s the truth: You don’t need ten fingers to know right from wrong. Seven is more than enough to know it’s wrong for Mitch McConnell and his ilk…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
June 22, 2021 at 6:14 PM

TODAY: Senate will vote on For the People Act

  It’s quite simple: We should be making it easier — not harder — for folks to make their voices heard at the ballot box. But right now, there are nearly 400 bills making their way through 48 states that would severely restrict the right to vote. Even here in Montana, the GOP-controll…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
June 21, 2021 at 7:34 PM

the lone Democrat

  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…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
June 18, 2021 at 7:50 PM

Louis DeJoy is under federal investigation

  Guess what, folks? Louis DeJoy — Trump’s hand-picked Postmaster General — is under federal investigation for campaign fundraising violations. Ever since the Republican mega-donor was appointed to lead the United States Postal Service, DeJoy has been surrounded by controversy. Under …
Jon Tester · [email protected]
June 17, 2021 at 6:31 PM


  Can I be honest for a moment, folks? We missed our mid-month fundraising goal this week. Not by a lot, but enough to make a difference as we prepare for our big FEC report at the end of the month. You see, Mitch McConnell and the GOP are looking for any kind of weakness in our Democ…
JonTester.com · [email protected]
June 15, 2021 at 7:56 PM

three things you need to know

  Here are three things you need to know, folks: Thanks to folks like you, we flipped the Senate and secured a Democratic majority in Washington. Now, we’re working on a bunch of bills to expand voting rights, protect public lands, and recover from this pandemic. Mitch McConnell is …
Jon Tester · [email protected]
June 14, 2021 at 8:03 PM

shady money

  There’s a lot of shady money in politics, folks. Too often, Washington politicians spend more time locked in a room dialing for dollars than they do actually legislating. That’s why I’m so proud I can count on folks like Margaret in Missoula, Janice in Clancy, and Lawrence in Great …
Jon Tester · [email protected]
June 11, 2021 at 5:02 PM

re: seeds

  Hi folks — it’s Jon Tester. I’m reaching out to see if you could donate $5, $10, or more right now to help us protect our narrow Senate majority. As a farmer I’ve seen firsthand how seeds planted at the right moment can lead to big results come harvest time, and that’s exactly what …
JonTester.com · [email protected]
June 10, 2021 at 6:46 PM

re: voting rights

  It’s quite simple: We should be making it easier — not harder — for folks to make their voices heard at the ballot box. But right now, there are nearly 400 bills making their way through 48 states that would severely restrict the right to vote. Even here in Montana, the GOP-controll…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
June 8, 2021 at 10:31 PM

Help us keep Georgia blue

  Folks, With the Senate split 50-50, Republicans only need to flip one seat to put Mitch McConnell back in power — and election experts from The Washington Post to NBC News confirm that Reverend Raphael Warnock is the GOP's top target. This means that Democrats' razor-thin majority i…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
June 7, 2021 at 7:33 PM

re: our budget

  I’ll keep this short, folks. I was just running through our numbers and noticed our finances aren’t where I’d like them to be at this point in the month. You see, being short by even a few dollars can throw off our entire budget. If you have a few bucks to spare, I’d really apprecia…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
June 4, 2021 at 9:21 PM

re: USPS

  Remember Louis DeJoy? He was Trump’s hand-picked Postmaster General (and frequent donor to his campaign) — and he wreaked havoc on the United States Post Office. Under his leadership, he slowed delivery times, canceled overtime pay for USPS employees, decommissioned mail-sorting mac…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
June 2, 2021 at 8:45 PM

the little guy

  Hey folks, I’m back on the farm this week, checking in on the seeds and working the stubble. There is nothing like starting the day early in Big Sandy. Working the fields reminds me of why I got into politics in the first place — because I didn’t see anyone in our government stickin…
Team Tester · [email protected]
May 31, 2021 at 10:56 PM

We wouldn’t ask if it wasn’t important

  Jon is in Butte, America today meeting with veterans and their families as we observe Memorial Day. So while he is traveling the state, we wanted to drop you a quick message before our end-of-month deadline tonight, folks. A lot of elected officials get into politics for the power, …
Team Tester · [email protected]
May 30, 2021 at 4:34 PM

80% of the way to goal

  Folks, here are three things you need to know before our end-of-month fundraising deadline tomorrow: We set an important goal to raise $15,000 by the end of the month. Right now, we’re only 80% of the way there. Fundraising has been really slow this year. Fewer people are opening …
Jon Tester · [email protected]
May 29, 2021 at 10:06 PM

The only working farmer in the U.S. Senate

  Can I explain something, folks? I grew up in a twenty-four-by-thirty-six foot house. I lost three fingers on my left hand in a meat grinding accident when I was younger. I am and always will be a farmer, like my folks and like my grandparents. In fact, I’m very proud to be the only …
Jon Tester · [email protected]
May 28, 2021 at 5:06 PM

It's bullsh*t

  Folks: Senate Republicans just voted against creating a bipartisan January 6 Commission to investigate the deadly insurrection against the Capitol earlier this year. It’s clear they want to avoid any responsibility or accountability for their actions. Look, we've got to get to the b…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
May 25, 2021 at 7:32 PM

re: Montana’s voting rights

  I’m fuming, folks. Recently, Montana’s Republican Governor signed two bills into law that severely restrict voting rights here in Big Sky Country. The first ends Montana’s tradition of same-day voter registration. The second institutes a burdensome voter ID law that, among other thi…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
May 24, 2021 at 7:03 PM

We have to keep Deb Haaland’s Congressional seat blue

  Folks — Melanie Stansbury is running to keep Secretary Deb Haaland’s Congressional seat blue in New Mexico. With just over one week until Election Day, her team needs our help to fend off Republican attacks. Election forecasters are already saying Republicans have a good shot at tak…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
May 21, 2021 at 3:10 PM

re: Roe v. Wade

  Hello, For over 48 years, Roe v. Wade ensured the government had no place between a woman and her doctor. But ever since, Republicans in Washington D.C. have been hellbent on banning abortion and believe politicians should have a say in a woman’s personal health care decision. And n…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
May 20, 2021 at 5:31 PM

re: January 6 Commission

  Hello — We all know the truth. After weeks of spreading lies and misinformation about an election he clearly lost, Donald Trump and a number of my Republican colleagues incited a mob to storm the United States Capitol as lawmakers worked to confirm the presidential election. This ac…
Team Tester · [email protected]
May 17, 2021 at 7:02 PM

Mark Kelly

  BREAKING NEWS: Mark Kelly’s first Republican opponent just announced their running to defeat him in 2022 Rush a split donation to help Mark’s team hold his seat and protect our Democratic Senate majority >> If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your do…
Team Tester · [email protected]
May 14, 2021 at 8:34 PM

7 people from xxxxxx

  Real quick before you log off for the weekend, folks — Our critical fundraising deadline ends tonight at midnight and we need another 7 people from xxxxxx to chip in. Can you make a donation now to help us reach our target? Anything you can give helps us defend our Democratic Senate…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
May 13, 2021 at 9:16 PM

People aren’t opening these emails

  Folks, I have a personal request: Will you chip in a donation to help us reach our mid-month goal tomorrow? 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 …
Tester for Montana · [email protected]
May 12, 2021 at 5:38 PM

$4 for 4 seats

  “McConnell says he's '100 percent' focused on 'stopping' Biden's administration” — NBC News Folks — Our Democratic Senate majority is razor thin. If Mitch McConnell and the GOP manage to flip just one seat next year, they’ll retake the majority and end any chance of progress we have…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
May 10, 2021 at 7:31 PM

re: grandkids

  Folks, Public lands should remain in public hands. That’s why — for the first time in a Democratic majority — I re-introduced my Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Act. And I’m going to fight like hell to get it passed. This bill would create jobs while protecting our public lands and…
Team Tester · [email protected]
May 6, 2021 at 6:48 PM

Montana will once again have two Congressional representatives

  It’s official! According to the Census Bureau, Montana will once again have two representatives in the U.S. House. While we’re thrilled that Montana will have two voices representing the Last Best Place, we can’t allow out-of-state right-wing special interests to dictate how this pr…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
May 4, 2021 at 8:09 PM

Can I get your opinion on this?

  Hey there, We’ve had a Democratic majority in Washington for just over 100 days, and already we’re making so much progress on the issues that matter. As we’re working on bills to get Americans vaccinated and back to work, strengthen our democracy, protect our environment, and more, …
Jon Tester · [email protected]
April 30, 2021 at 10:54 PM

We will miss this goal.

  Hey there, Friday evening is just about the worst time to send a fundraising email. Most folks have logged off by now and are out enjoying their weekend (as they should be!). But this can’t wait. We are going to miss our end-of-month fundraising goal. My team has run the numbers and…
JonTester.com · [email protected]
April 29, 2021 at 5:55 PM

first and foremost

  Hello — Jon Tester isn’t your typical politician, which is why we don’t run a typical campaign. First and foremost, Jon is a dirt farmer from Montana. He gets a $12 haircut, butchers his own meat, and first got into politics because he was sick and tired of special interests pulling…
Team Tester · [email protected]
April 27, 2021 at 6:02 PM

This email is four sentences

  Folks, Our important end-of-month deadline ends in just three days, so we’re humbly asking if you’ll make a contribution of any amount to help us reach our $5,000 goal. If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately: …
Jon Tester · [email protected]
April 26, 2021 at 6:31 PM

re: mountain lion

  Let me tell you, folks, there’s never a dull moment as a farmer Senator. When it’s not late night vote-a-ramas in Congress, it’s discovering a mountain lion not far from the farm. And it’s not uncommon that I’ll ask my Chief of Staff about an important bill and tell him where I’m ge…
Tester for Montana · [email protected]
April 23, 2021 at 7:57 PM

These are our real fundraising numbers

  We’ve got bad news, folks. April is shaping up to be our worst fundraising month all year. Just take a look at these numbers: Our total raised for April is 33% less than last month The number of people donating to these emails has decreased 53% And our average contribution has sign…
Jon Tester · [email protected]
April 22, 2021 at 5:02 PM

Not a single state bordering Montana has a Democratic Senator

  Did you know that not a single state bordering Montana has a Democratic Senator? In fact, I’m the only statewide-elected Democrat in Montana. That’s why I spend every single day fighting so hard, not just for my own constituents, but for everyone who lives in a farm town like me — e…