Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., was one of just ten House Republicans who voted no on the latest incarnation of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's budget proposal on Thursday, repeating his 2011 decision.
Last April, Rehberg was one of four House Republicans who voted no.
Why? He's running for the Senate without a primary challenger in a state where the senior vote could make a big difference in what's expected to be a very close race against Democratic Sen. Jon Tester. Democrats have cast Ryan's proposal as a vote to end Medicare as we know it.
Seniors make up 14.5 percent of Montana's population, according to the 2009 American Community Survey one-year estimate. The national average in the survey is 12.9 percent.