We know one GOP Senate candidate who’s saying TGIF today. Matt Rosendale has been on the ballot in Montana less than ten days — and he’s managed to rack up dozens of bad headlines that have tarnished his nascent general election campaign.
First, Rosendale barely escaped a nasty primary that branded him as an out of state carpetbagger and fake rancher:
Missoula Current: Fagg: Rosendale is “all hat and no cattle”
AP: Rosendale not the “first choice” for Republicans
Vox: “Rosendale lacks something important that can’t be bought: He isn’t originally from Montana.”
Washington Post: “GOP operatives fear the Maryland-born Rosendale could be vulnerable to charges that he is not Montanan enough.”
Politico: “Rosendale moved to Montana in 2002 and still speaks with an accent from his native Maryland.”
Then, Rosendale backed out of a scheduled debate with Sen. Jon Tester in […]Read more after the jump.