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Weak Jobs Report Reminds Montanans of Obama and Tester's Failed Economic Record

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Location: Missoula, MT

Montanans are reminded yet again of President Barack Obama and Senator Jon Tester's failed economic policies today, as the U.S. Department of Labor reports that national unemployment remained stuck at a painful 8.2 percent in June.

As he helped Obama pass their $800 billion "stimulus" into law, Tester said it would create "millions of new jobs," and get the economy going "really in the right direction," while his friends in the Obama Administration claimed it would hold national unemployment below 8 percent. Notably, Tester supports President Obama's policies 95 percent of the time.

But today's report marks the worst quarter of job-creation in two years as the nation enters its 41st consecutive month of above-8-percent unemployment. The Wall Street Journal reports that the weak jobs report is "the latest sign that economic growth has slowed," while "[p]olls show the economy consistently remains voters' top concern before the November election."

"President Obama and Senator Tester have failed to create the jobs they promised, and for the many Montanans struggling to cope with this painful economy, this report is just the latest devastating news under Obama and Tester's liberal policies," said Rehberg spokesman Chris Bond. "The Obama-Tester record is defined by chronic joblessness and economic pain, and Montanans are going to hold Obama and Tester accountable together at the polls this November."

In contrast, Denny Rehberg's strong, pro-jobs record has earned him the endorsement of the Montana Chamber of Commerce, the Montana Contractors' Association (MCA), as well as that of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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