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Montana Senate race tight as vote still being tallied


BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Montana’s contentious U.S. Senate race remains too close to call with votes still being tallied in key counties.

Election results are coming in Wednesday for major population centers including Missoula, Gallatin, Cascade and Yellowstone counties.

Campaign representatives say Democratic incumbent Sen. Jon Tester is in Great Falls awaiting the results and Republican State Auditor Matt Rosendale is in Helena.

Rosendale put up a strong challenge with a boost from President Donald Trump. The president vowed last spring that Tester would pay at the polls for releasing allegations that toppled Trump’s first nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary.

Republican and Democratic groups spent tens of millions of dollars to influence the outcome of the election in a state Trump won by 20 percentage points in 2016.

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