Republicans are hoping to upgrade their Senate candidate pool, the members of which are vying for the opportunity of challenging two-term Sen. Jon Tester (D), as he prepares to seek re-election. Yellowstone County Judge Russell Fagg (R), who is retiring from the bench later this year, confirms he is considering elective office and appears warm to the idea of challenging Mr. Tester. While he cannot say anything overtly political while still in his judicial post, most political observers believe he will announce his Senate candidacy as soon as he officially steps down.
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