On March 2, 2008 Senator Jon Tester of Montana spoke at reception in Coeur d’Alene honoring former Congressman Larry LaRocco. Tester gave a rousing endorsement speech about his experiences during his ’06 U.S. Senate race in Montana when he defeated incumbent Republican Senator Conrad Burns. He spoke of the political climate there during his campaign and how closely it resembles what is occurring here in Idaho during which Tester proclaimed, “Larry will win the open seat in Idaho.” Working Idahoans are upset with the status quo. The current Administration has failed to address the real issues that matter to real people. The same forces that sent Tester to DC to help working families in Montana are identical to those forming in the majestic Gem State.
Tester believes Larry has the experience, knowledge, and leadership skills necessary to become Idaho’s next U.S. Senator. Tester looks forward to the day he can address Larry as a colleague so they can roll up their sleeves together and get to work on the hard issues that matter most to those on both sides of the Rocky Mountains.
Tester experienced the first wave of change in ’06 and Larry is carrying that momentum into ’08. There is something happening here, change is in the air, and Larry can feel it. The buzz is unbelievable. Everyone at the Frank Church Banquet felt it. Tester is living proof that red states can and will change blue this election cycle. Idahoans want someone fighting for them who has the backbone to do the dirty work it will require to clean up the Republican establishment’s mess. Tester is confident Larry is the right candidate to help him change the way business is done in DC. (Pictured here, l-r, are Chris LaRocco, Jon Tester, and Larry LaRocco)