BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump Jr. addressing Montana Republicans as the party seeks to topple two-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (all times local):

9 p.m.

Donald Trump Jr. is urging Montana Republicans to rally against U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in the fall election. He says the two-term Democrat had fallen out of step with the state's voters.

The president's son spoke Friday at the Montana Republican Party's annual convention in Billings, where he was joined onstage by GOP senate nominee Matt Rosendale.

Advertisement

Trump Jr. warned that Democrats opposed to the Trump agenda are highly motivated leading into the election in November.

Tester came into the crosshairs of President Donald Trump after releasing allegations in the spring that derailed the White House's Veterans Affairs nominee, Ronny Jackson.

Tester says he hopes the president himself visits the state to see its infrastructure needs and the security challenges on the U.S.-Canada border.

__

11:50 a.m.

Donald Trump Jr. is set to rally Montana Republicans after his father said Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester must pay "a big price" for releasing allegations that derailed the White House's Veterans Affairs nominee.

The president's son is the keynote speaker at the state GOP's platform convention Friday in Billings.

He is expected to promote Republican senate candidate and state Auditor Matt Rosendale, who won a four-way primary contest this month and faces Tester in the November election.

Tester, who is seeking a third term, drew President Donald Trump's ire in April by releasing allegations that VA nominee Ronny Jackson overprescribed drugs and got drunk on duty.

Tester says he hopes the president himself visits the state to see its infrastructure needs and the security challenges on the U.S.-Canada border.