BILLINGS — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and his main challenger, Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., will hold their first televised debate here tonight.

The debate, which starts at 7 p.m. on the Montana State University-Billings campus, will be broadcast statewide on Montana Public Television channels.

It also will be broadcast live on Montana Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio and Northern Broadcasting Network stations across Montana.

The debate will be streamed live on the IR's website at www.helenair.com, Yellowstone Public Radio at www.ypradio.org and the Northern Broadcasting System, at the “listens to program” tab on www.northernbroadcasting.com.

The debate is at Petro Hall on the MSU-Billings campus, and is open to the public, free of charge. Tester and Rehberg will field questions from a panel of Montana journalists. The debate is co-sponsored by the Billings Gazette and MSU Billings.

Tester and Rehberg are locked in a close contest for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat, one of the most-watched Senate races in the nation. Libertarian Dan Cox of Hamilton also is in the race.

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