Jon Tester endorses fellow Montana Democrat Steve Bullock for president

Gov. Steve Bullock got a boost in his bid for the White House on Sunday with the endorsement of fellow Montana Democrat Sen. Jon Tester, who, like Bullock, has managed to win several statewide elections in a deep-red, predominantly rural state.

Bullock unveiled the endorsement on “Face the Nation” Sunday, saying he’s “awfully excited” about the announcement.

“I’ve known and worked with him for a long time now,” he said, referring to Tester. “He’s also been such a voice in both rural areas, places that we need to win back, bridging some of the divides.”

“Though D.C. hasn’t done much — he’s been a voice for making sure that we get the big money out of the system, which we have to do,” Bullock added.