AP Calls Tester Winner in Montana Senate Race
The race was tight and there's some more votes to be counted, but the Associated Press has called Jon Tester the winner of Montana's Senate seat.
Matt Rosendale held a slight lead heading into Wednesday morning, but votes yet to be counted in Missoula and Gallatin Counties helped to push Tester into the lead.
As of 11:40 a.m. local time on Wednesday, Tester had received 220,374 votes compared to Rosendale's 215,155 for a 49.1% to 48.0% lead.
The contest between the two candidates brought record amounts of political money for a Montana Senate race, and attracted waves of voters, some of whom waited hours to cast their vote.