WASHINGTON – Want to see Pearl Jam’s only non-festival show this year? Montana Sen. Jon Tester has you covered.
The Democrat, who is in a tough reelection battle against Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg this fall, is offering 100 tickets to the sold-out Sept. 30 show in Missoula. Tickets were $250 a pop on the senator’s campaign website, www.jontester.com, Thursday.
Turns out Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament is a fellow native of Big Sandy, where Tester has his family farm, and is a longtime friend of the senator’s family, the campaign said.
“Jon is the real deal,” said Ament, whose father, a barber, gave Tester the first of his now-trademark flattop haircuts. “He’s a hardworking Montana farmer who has never forgotten who he works for or where he comes from. He’s one of us, a rare gem who truly represents Montanans in D.C.”