• MT-Sen: Denny Rehberg had better look in his “Rearviewmirror,” because Jon Tester is getting some big-name fundraising help in the Montana Senate race from Pearl Jam. The legendary band is providing VIP status and an onstage seat at their Sept. 30 concert in Missoula for one lucky Tester contributor. (If you’re wondering why I didn’t go with a more obvious joke about Jon Tester still being “Alive” or being the “Better Man,” Roll Call‘s Kyle Trygstad already beat us to the punch on both of those.) The Jon Tester/Pearl Jam partnership goes way back to Tester’s previous Senate campaign in 2005, when they played a similar benefit concert for him; bassist Jeff Ament is, in fact, a neighbor of Tester’s, having grown up in Tester’s small farming community of Big Sandy.
Along these lines, there’s also a benefit concert on tap in IL-08, to help out the Democratic candidate there, Tammy Duckworth. The featured entertainment? Joe Walsh! That’s right… apparently the former Eagles guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer doesn’t take kindly to seeing his name hijacked by a right-wing loudmouth. (David Jarman)
Source: Daily Kos