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Live results: Montana Senate race neck-and-neck despite millions spent

November 06, 2012|By Matt Pearce
  • I Voted stickers are seen at a polling place in Billings, Mont.
I Voted stickers are seen at a polling place in Billings, Mont. (Jae C. Hong / Associated…)

If current polls from election night hold up, the defining story about the 2012 election may be about how massive, concentrated waves of cash rushing toward political races changed … nothing. Many believe that at the end of Tuesday night, Democrats will hold the presidency and the U.S. Senate, and Republicans will still hold the House of Representatives.

One example of 2012’s expensive stasis comes from Montana, where Democratic Sen. Jon Tester and his challenger, GOP Rep. Denny Rehberg, have seen piles of cash dumped into a contest that has failed to yield a front-runner, which remains as deadlocked as it was a year and a half ago when Rehberg began his candidacy in earnest -- this, despite mountains of ads and hundreds of miles of on-the-road campaigning.

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