"He kind of always looks like he just crawled off his tractor," said James Lopach, a political scientist at the University of Montana, whose nephew works for Mr. Tester. "I think it's genuine."
Senator's ties to Obama could be fatal, even in 2012 →
University of Montana political scientist James Lopach said the governor could be tapped for an Obama administration post if the politics of a second term require a centrist on energy or agriculture issues.
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer creates buzz his own way →