Posted: Oct 21, 2012 8:07 PM by Marnee Banks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Even though the debate on Saturday night between Senator Jon Tester (D) and Congressman Denny Rehberg (R ) appeared incredibly heated & tense, there was a moment where the two men exchanged smiles & even a genuine laugh.
After their closing remarks, the audience erupted into cheers for Tester and Rehberg. That's when Rehberg approached Tester, put his hand on his shoulder, and whispered something.
The microphones were podded down and the cheers of the crowd made it hard to hear what was said, but Tester grinned from ear to ear and both men began laughing.
After a full review of the video recording and confirmation from Tester's campaign here is what MTN discovered was said:
Rehberg: I'll quit going to Big Sandy if you quit going to Billings.
Tester: I can't do that, but if you had told me you were coming to Big Sandy I would have bought you lunch.
Both men laughed, shook hands and even smiled at one another.
Just a week ago, Rehberg and his campaign bus made a stop in Big Sandy, a town of 600 people and the home of his opponent, Senator Jon Tester.
Tester has been actively campaigning in Billings, Rehberg's hometown. Billings is a critical political battleground & the largest urban area in Montana.