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By Neda Semnani Posted at 12:57 p.m. on April 5, 2012
Sen. Jon Tester is farming, campaigning, answering constituent questions and doling out farming advice — all while operating heavy machinery! It is multitasking at its finest.
The Montana Democrat is back in his home state to plant things in dirt before the rain comes. But maybe, just maybe, the Senator is aware that he faces one of the more competitive Senate races in the nation, against Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg, so he’s laying it on pretty thick on the multitasking farming/senatoring/campaigning thing by multiposting across various Internet tools.
What kinds of questions? About grasshoppers and quinoa, of course!
Other fun things we learn about Tester: The Senator brings a bagged lunch — peanut butter and jelly with a bag of barbecue potato chips! — on his tractor. This is a lunch any kindergartner would be proud to eat.
More fun farming with Tester facts? His wife, Sharla, works alongside him. He stays on top of his Senate duties via cellular telephone. Tester also operates something called an “air drill,” which is big.
As the November elections get closer, we expect to hear more and more about the hard work back home.
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