Libertarian Plays Spoiler Against Rehberg
Earlier, we looked at the candidate who helped Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., to a loss in her Senate contest Tuesday night. In Montana, the third-party candidate also had an impact -- and it seems even more clear that his votes came from GOP Rep. Denny Rehberg, who narrowly lost to Democratic Sen. Jon Tester.
Dan Cox, the Libertarian candidates, racked up about 30,000 votes. It's significantly more than the number of votes separating Tester and Rehberg. And Tester can in part thank an outside group that supported his bid and put $500,000 ads calling Cox "The Real Conservative."