Montana Senator Jon Tester Lugs Around a Suitcase of Meat

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 U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill October 13, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Senate held a hearing to discuss the possibility of further economic sanctions on Iran in light of the recently revealed plot to assassinate a Saudi diplomat in Washington, DC.
Pretending to listen to testimony while daydreaming about the steak he's going to eat later. Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

When he travels from Montana to Washington, D.C., Democratic senator Jon Tester always brings a 40-pound bag filled with “roasts, ribs, round steak and (his favorite) rib steak” made from his home state’s delicious cattle, the Times reports today:

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Taking meat with us is just something that we do,” Senator Tester, 55, said over a meal of beef stroganoff cooked by his wife, Sharla, in their Capitol Hill town house. “We like our own meat.”