As President Donald Trump teeters toward a possible trade war with China, Montana's agriculture industry could be collateral damage. That puts Republican candidates in this year’s midterm elections in a tight spot of not wanting to bash the actions of a president that won Montana by 20 points 17 months ago, but also needing to defend their state's economy.

The campaign of Matt Rosendale, who is running in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, has released a poll commissioned by the conservative political action group Club for Growth, which has endorsed Rosendale.