| You read it here first. There is an anti-incumbent sentiment brewing in Montana. Now even Fox News says so.
After several incumbents were ousted this year by angry voters frustrated with Washington, more lawmakers could be in for a rude awakening when 11 states hold primaries Tuesday.
Incumbents on both sides are facing questions about whether their politics are compatible with the base of their parties. At least a few incumbents are sweating it out, hoping voters won't send them packing.
In most cases, incumbents don't have too much to fear. In several races, they run unopposed from within their own party. But a few find themselves facing the prospect of an intra-party ouster. The following are races next week in which incumbents are facing the testiest challenges.
Rehberg is one of three incumbents named. In the Billings Gazette Friday, Rehberg's office accused democrats of "planting the story." Yeah, because Montana's Democrats are so in with Fox News...
Actually a closer analysis reveals that Fox News tends to view Rehberg as joke more than anything. Let's take a look at recent Fox coverage of Rehberg. Though Fox is generally very favorable to Republicans, Rehberg also appears to be rather inconsequential on a national scale--to the point that that Montana's leading Democrat gets more Fox News love.
For example, Schweitzer has been featured on the program multiple times touting the states budget under his fiscally responsible leadership, while Rehberg, well, he makes Fox News for different reasons.
Rehberg last made Fox News for asking a Jonas Brother for his autograph "for his daughter" of course.
They also mock the "I read every bill" mantra Rehberg always Tweets about, such as when one reporter got curious and:
queried the office of Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) to find out if the Congressman read the bill. I have no idea whether Rehberg truly read it or not. But Rehberg's spokesman Jed Link knew better than to dip his toe into that cesspool.
"We prefer not to comment," Link responded in an email.
I think no further comment is necessary.