Tester's no a big blow to GOP hopes of staving off a Democratic filibuster.
— Ed O'Keefe (@edatpost) April 3, 2017
It looks like we’re going nuclear!
Breaking news out of Montana where Democratic Senator Jon Tester, who is facing a reelection battled in 2018 in a state that Donald Trump won handedly, is a no vote on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and a no vote on cloture:
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 3, 2017
Tester will filibuster Gorsuch, per statement. Should not be a surprise — he's class of '06, Schumer's class. Very close. Like McCaskill.
— Paul Kane (@pkcapitol) April 3, 2017
Dem MT Sen Tester is latest Dem senator facing a tough reelection race in 2018 in a red or swing state to oppose Gorsuch for SCOTUS
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) April 3, 2017
Jon Tester announces he'll vote against Gorsuch, and against cloture. 2nd deep red-state Dems to do so, following McCaskill
— Alex Roarty (@Alex_Roarty) April 3, 2017
Vulnerable Dems splitting on Gorsuch: Tester joins McCaskill in opposition; Donnelly, Manchin and Heitkamp supporting him
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 3, 2017
Tester says he'll vote no on Gorsuch. So far 3 Dems have said they'll back him: Manchin, Heitkamp, Donnelly
— Amanda Terkel (@aterkel) April 3, 2017