State Auditor Matt Rosendale, the Republican nominee in Montana’s U.S. Senate race, released the following statement Wednesday after conceding to Senator Jon Tester:
"Sen. Tester and I have spoken, and I congratulated him on winning this race and wished him well."
"What an incredible journey this has been over the last year and a half. Its been the honor of a lifetime to be your nominee and we couldn’t have gone this far without my wife Jean and our three sons by my side. I’ve been overwhelmed by the support, trust, time and energy received from folks across this state. Thank you to each and every one of you – to our staff, volunteers, and all our grassroots supporters."
"While we suffered a setback, our movement and our cause will continue to move forward. I will never stop working to make our country and state better."
"As your State Auditor, I will continue to fight for you in Helena to lower health care costs and expand options, and hold the line on government spending. My work for the people of Montana is not done and I will continue to serve and always put the people of Montana first."