8 days ago, Senator Tester promised Montanans he’d endorse a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate in the next week (while once again declining to endorse Gov. Bullock’s run for President).
When Tester was asked if he would endorse his home-state Governor he responded with: “I’m going to be endorsing. I’ll tell you this, Margaret: It’s going to happen in the next week.”
Well, last week has come and gone – and Tester has yet to utter a word about who he’s supporting for President in 2020.
Tester has so far shown little interest in backing Bullock’s long-shot presidential campaign. He even took a shot at Bullock for not having the fire in his belly nor the willingness to make the necessary sacrifices to run for the U.S. Senate seat.
Here’s what Tester had to say on Morning Joe a few weeks ago about Bullock’s run:
“Well I will tell you that we need good people to run and we will have a good person to run in Montana, somebody that has a fire in their belly and willing to do the sacrifice needed to do to win a Senate seat… Look, Steve Bullock is a very good friend… He’s been a long time friend – and a good one. I’ve got a lot of good friends in this race cause there’s so many people running for president. And I would just tell you that I want to let things move out.”
So, is Tester planning to snub Bullock on a presidential endorsement? We’ll just have to wait and see how much longer he drags this out…