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Senator Jon Tester spoke Monday after Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Obama administration will protect 30,000 acres of land from new mining claims in Paradise Valley on Nov. 21 at Chico Hot Springs Resort.

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Sen. Tester has hired Christie Roberts as his campaign manager for his 2018 re-election bid.

In 2012, Roberts worked as the Research Director for Tester’s campaign and was the political director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee during the 2016 cycle, according to a press release sent Friday.

In the 2014 election season, Roberts served as Deputy Research Director and then Research Director of the DSCC.

Roberts also worked as a research associate at the DSCC in 2010, and her previous work experiences include Senate races in Colorado, Maine, and Georgia.

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Troy Carter can be reached at 582-2630 or tcarter@dailychronicle.com. He's on Twitter at @cartertroy.

Troy Carter covers politics and county government for the Chronicle.

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